James Madison vs. Richmond - 12/7/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (3-3) at James Madison Dukes (5-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison Dukes +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Richmond Spiders and James Madison Dukes play Sunday at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Richmond Spiders have split their last four games and will play their fourth true road game. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 61.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 15.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting and Terry Allen is averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. T.J. Cline is the third Richmond player to average double-digit points and ShawnDre' Jones is averaging 3.3 assists. The Richmond Spiders aren’t scoring a ton but they do shoot 72.3 percent from the free throw line and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Richmond is allowing teams to shoot 42 percent from deep and are grabbing just 27.5 rebounds per game.
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The James Madison Dukes have won five of their last six games and would love to keep things rolling here. On the season, James Madison is averaging 68.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Andre Nation leads JMU with 15 points on 54.5 percent shooting and Jackson Kent is averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Ron Curry is averaging 5.1 assists and Yohanny Dalembert is shooting 69.4 percent from the field. The James Madison Dukes are a solid offensive team that’s shooting 74.2 percent from the free throw line and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, James Madison is forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and coming away with 6.1 steals. However, like Richmond, James Madison struggles rebounding, grabbing just 31.7 boards per contest.
The Spiders are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Dukes are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Richmond hasn't been playing enarly as well as we thought they would and playing an offensive team such as James Madison could be trouble. I'm taking the Dukes and the points here.