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William & Mary Tribe vs James Madison Dukes Preview

James Madison DukesWilliam & Mary Tribe
6-12January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Kaplan Arena9-6

The William & Mary Tribe will hit the floor running against the visiting James Madison Dukes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Dukes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Tribe are 6-2-1 ATS. James Madison is 5-9 on the totals; William & Mary is 4-5.

View James Madison Dukes vs William & Mary Tribe Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Dukes were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 311-rated James Madison taking on the No. 256-rated Tribe in this contest.

James Madison was a 56-52 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Dukes endured a 56-52 loss at the hands of the Huskies on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Andre Nation at JMU Center.

William & Mary was a 76-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Delaware. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Tim Rusthoven scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Tribe to a win (they lost 76-71 to Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 189 in NCAA hoops at 34.33 per game. Contrast that with William & Mary’s No. 227 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, William & Mary is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 8.73 per game, while James Madison rates No. 217 at 4.89 per game.

A few Dukes at Tribe trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
James Madison is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
James Madison is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing William & Mary
William & Mary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
William & Mary is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
William & Mary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
William & Mary is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing James Madison

Next up:
James Madison home to College of Charleston, Saturday, January 25th
William & Mary at Hofstra, Wednesday, January 22nd