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UNC Wilmington Seahawks take on Dukes in NCAA basketball test

UNC Wilmington SeahawksJames Madison Dukes
8-19February 15, 2014, 12:00 | JMU Center9-17

The James Madison Dukes will be trying to slam the UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Saturday when the teams tip off at JMU Center in college betting action.

James Madison will face the 8-19 Seahawks, who own a 6-12-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 8-13-1 on the OU so far this season while the Seahawks are 6-12-1.

View UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

The Dukes were listed as -6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 263 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Seahawks, who rate No. 289 in the latest survey.

In their last action, UNC Wilmington was a 55-45 winner at home against Northeastern. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. UNC Wilmington earned a 55-45 victory over Northeastern on Thursday, getting 11 points from Craig Ponder at Trask Coliseum.

In their last action, James Madison was an 81-65 loser on the road against Delaware. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. James Madison suffered an 81-65 loss against Delaware on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Andre Nation in a losing effort at Bob Carpenter Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 249 nationally ranked offense (62.54 points per game) against a Seahawks defense that sits as the No. 113 at 68.93 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 41.26% from the field, more than the Seahawks have managed so far this season (40.81% on average).

A few Seahawks at Dukes trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNC Wilmington's last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
James Madison is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
James Madison is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
UNC Wilmington at William & Mary, Monday, February 17th
James Madison at Drexel, Wednesday, February 19th