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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Virginia Cavaliers in Battle with James Madison Dukes

Virginia Cavaliers


James Madison Dukes
Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00 PM ET
JMU Center

James Madison looks to cover the Dukes-Cavaliers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-20 mark when they host Virginia in college basketball betting action.

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Virginia Cavaliers opened as -19-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the James Madison Dukes are 11-20 overall and 8-17-2 ATS, while the Virginia Cavaliers are 30-7 and 21-11-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, James Madison boasts a 12-14-1 on the OU, and Virginia is 14-18-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 228-rated James Madison Dukes and the No. 24-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 241 nationally ranked offense (63.26 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 1 at 55.68 PPG. The James Madison Dukes have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (45.38% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers endured a 61-59 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Malcolm Brogdon at Madison Square Garden.

James Madison got 18 points from Andre Nation but lost anyway, 80-71, to Towson on Saturday at Baltimore Arena.

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Betting Odds Trends

Virginia is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games
Virginia is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
Virginia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 1-7-2 ATS in its last 10 games
James Madison is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Norfolk State, Sunday, November 16th
James Madison at Radford, Monday, November 17th