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James Madison DukesUNC Wilmington Seahawks
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Trask Coliseum

James Madison Dukes vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds


James Madison travels to UNC Wilmington on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 8-9 record with a victory over the Seahawks.

The Seahawks bring a 7-9 record (9-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-9 Dukes, who are 5-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed UNC Wilmington go 10-3-1 so far and the Dukes go 4-10-1.

View James Madison vs UNC Wilmington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dukes are listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Seahawks - Dukes odds would favor the Seahawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Wilmington is rated No. 136 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 306. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-65 win for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UNC Wilmington's No. 179-ranked offense, averaging 68.1 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 236 at 69.6 PPG. The Seahawks field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, James Madison features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. UNC Wilmington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

James Madison was an 89-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against George Mason. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. James Madison got 19 points from Humpty Hitchens but lost anyway, 89-83, to George Mason on Saturday at JMU Center.

UNC Wilmington was a 79-57 loser in its last match at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Seahawks were hammered by Drexel on Saturday, losing by a 79-57 final at Trask Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Hofstra are 4-6
After playing George Mason are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 4-6
After playing Drexel are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Dukes at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UNC Wilmington's last 7 games
UNC Wilmington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
UNC Wilmington is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing James Madison

Next up:
James Madison home to Hofstra, Saturday, January 21
UNC Wilmington at William & Mary, Saturday, January 21