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NCAA hoops odds preview - James Madison vs. Virginia Commonwealth

James Madison DukesVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Feb 26, 12:00 PM | Siegel Center

James Madison Dukes vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD21-9

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams host James Madison on Saturday, looking to build on their 21-9 mark against the 20-10 Dukes in college hoops action at Siegel Center.

The Rams sit at 21-9 (8-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 20-10 (13-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Commonwealth is 12-7 OU, and James Madison is 13-11 OU.

View James Madison vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Virginia Commonwealth in this one will find them as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 167 (Rams) and the No. 126 (Dukes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-74 result in favor of the Rams has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Commonwealth's No. 97 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Dukes defense that sits as the No. 174 at 67.7 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 43.7% from the field, less than the Dukes have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

Defensively, James Madison features the nation's No. 106-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 179 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, James Madison was a 75-59 loser at home against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Dukes endured a 75-59 loss at the hands of the Monarchs on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Denzel Bowles at JMU Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 64-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drexel. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth suffered a 64-60 loss against Drexel on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Jamie Skeen in a losing effort at John A. Daskalakis Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Drexel are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Dukes at Rams trends to consider:
James Madison is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
Virginia Commonwealth is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing James Madison
Virginia Commonwealth is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games