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UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs James Madison Dukes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

James Madison DukesUNC Wilmington Seahawks
5-9January 04, 2014, 07:00 | Trask Coliseum6-9

The UNC Wilmington Seahawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the James Madison Dukes pay a visit to Trask Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

UNC Wilmington will face the 5-9 Dukes, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Seahawks are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dukes are 3-7 favoring the OVER.

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

UNC Wilmington opened as -3-point favorites 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.

The Seahawks - Dukes odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Wilmington is rated No. 337 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 312.

In their last action, James Madison was a 73-68 winner at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. James Madison got 20 points from Charles Cooke en route to a 73-68 victory over Ball State on Monday at JMU Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 212 in NCAA hoops at 33.71 per game. Contrast that with UNC Wilmington’s No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Wilmington is the No. 251-ranked team in the country at 3.67 per game, while James Madison rates No. 204 at 5.07 per game.

A few Dukes at Seahawks trends to consider:
James Madison is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
James Madison is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
James Madison is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UNC Wilmington
James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing James Madison
UNC Wilmington is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing James Madison
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing James Madison

Next up:
James Madison at College of Charleston, Tuesday, January 7th
UNC Wilmington at Northeastern, Wednesday, January 8th