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Pride face James Madison Dukes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Hofstra PrideJames Madison Dukes
Jan 21, 4:00 PM | JMU Center

Hofstra Pride vs James Madison Dukes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the James Madison vs Hofstra battle Saturday at JMU Center as the Dukes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Dukes are 9-9 overall and 6-10 ATS ATS, while the Pride are 6-13 and 4-9-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, James Madison boasts a 4-11-1 on the OU, and Hofstra is 7-7.

View Hofstra vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
James Madison opened as 3.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dukes rated this week at No. 306 and the Pride sitting at No. 224. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-66 result in favor of the Pride.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 197 nationally ranked offense (67.2 points per game) against a Pride defense that sits as the No. 197 at 67.7 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 41.8% from the field, almost the same as the Pride have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, Hofstra features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hofstra was a 56-50 loser at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pride got 13 points from Mike Moore, but it was Drexel that prevailed in a 56-50 final on Wednesday at Hofstra Arena.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled UNC Wilmington on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. James Madison got 27 points from Humpty Hitchens en route to a 69-61 victory over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday at Trask Coliseum.

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 7-3
After playing Drexel are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Georgia State are 6-2
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Pride at Dukes trends to consider:
Hofstra is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing at home against Hofstra
The total has gone OVER in 8 of James Madison's last 11 games when playing Hofstra
James Madison is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
James Madison is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra at Virginia Commonwealth, Monday, January 23
James Madison at Georgia State, Monday, January 23