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NCAAB betting line favors Dukes over Huskies

Northeastern HuskiesJames Madison Dukes
Jan 7, 2:00 PM | JMU Center

Northeastern Huskies vs James Madison Dukes Odds


JMU Center will host Dukes vs. Huskies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Dukes bring a 7-6 record (5-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-8 Huskies, who are 2-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed James Madison go 3-8-1 so far and the Huskies go 6-5.

View Northeastern vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Northeastern before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. James Madison is rated No. 299 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northeastern is at No. 263. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-62 win for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 166 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 264 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 46-ranked team in the country at 8.1 per game, while Northeastern rates No. 286 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Northeastern features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 258 nationally in scoring at home.

Northeastern lost its last outing, a 70-62 result against UNC Wilmington on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Northeastern got 17 points from Jonathan Lee but lost anyway, 70-62, to UNC Wilmington on Wednesday at Matthews Arena.

James Madison lost its last outing, a 68-61 result against William & Mary on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. A.J. Davis scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 68-61 to William & Mary at Kaplan Arena on Wednesday).

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Hofstra are 6-4
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-5
After a loss are 4-6

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Hampton are 1-1
After playing William & Mary are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Huskies at Dukes trends to consider:
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Northeastern is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of James Madison's last 9 games
James Madison is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northeastern
James Madison is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Northeastern

Next up:
Northeastern at Hofstra, Wednesday, January 11
James Madison home to Hampton, Monday, January 9