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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors James Madison Dukes Over Towson Tigers

Towson takes to the basketball court against James Madison on Saturday, hoping to send the Dukes to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at JMU Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the James Madison Dukes as -5.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Towson Tigers vs James Madison Dukes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The James Madison Dukes sport a record of 11-5 and 5-8 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Towson Tigers have 11-5 and 4-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-8 for the James Madison Dukes and 3-5 for the Towson Tigers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the James Madison Dukes rated this week at No. 69 and the Towson Tigers sitting at No. 191.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and James Madison has the nation's No. 112-rated offensive output, at 75.94 PPG. The visiting Towson Tigers defense ranks No. 40 allowing on average 64.69 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 45.35% so far, more than the James Madison Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.14% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Towson got 20 points from Arnaud William Adala Moto en route to a 76-60 victory over UNC Wilmington on Thursday at SECU Arena.

James Madison suffered a 79-73 loss against Elon on Thursday, getting 23 points from Ron Curry in a losing effort at JMU Center.

Betting Trends
  • Towson is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Towson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Towson is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing James Madison
  • Towson is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
  • James Madison is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • James Madison is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • James Madison is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Towson
  • James Madison is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Towson

Next Betting Matchups

Towson at Delaware, Thursday, January 14th
James Madison at Northeastern, Thursday, January 14th