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UNC Greensboro Spartans vs James Madison Dukes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

James Madison DukesUNC Greensboro Spartans
3-8December 18, 2013, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum5-6

The UNC Greensboro Spartans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the James Madison Dukes at Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

UNC Greensboro will face the 3-8 Dukes, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dukes are 2-5 favoring the OVER.

View James Madison Dukes vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

UNC Greensboro opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 311-rated Spartans and the No. 289-ranked Dukes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, James Madison was an 84-69 winner on the road against High Point. The Panthers were burned for 25 points by Charles Cooke on Saturday as the Dukes put another game in the win column, 84-69, at Millis Center.

Last time out for UNC Greensboro, they were an 89-72 loser as they battled Rutgers on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. UNC Greensboro suffered an 89-72 loss against Rutgers on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kyle Cain in a losing effort at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Greensboro's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 75.09 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 124 at 69.45 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 47.01% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.62% per game.

Next up:
James Madison home to Hampton, Saturday, December 21st
UNC Greensboro at Wake Forest, Saturday, December 21st