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College of Charleston vs. James Madison - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

James Madison Dukes (8-6) at College of Charleston Cougars (5-9)

College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Arena)

The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The James Madison Dukes and College of Charleston Cougars play Monday night at the TD Arena.

The James Madison Dukes have lost four of their last six games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, James Madison is averaging 65.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jackson Kent is averaging 11.9 points and four rebounds while Yohanny Dalembert is averaging 10.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ron Curry is dishing out 4.7 assists and Andre Nation is shooting 45.1 percent from the field. The James Madison Dukes are a decent offensive team with five players averaging at least 8.7 points, while they’re shooting 71.5 percent from the free throw line and 31.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, James Madison is forcing 13 turnovers per game and has given up 61 or less points in four of their last eight games.

College of Charleston vs. James Madison - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The College of Charleston Cougars look to get back on track after losing their last five games. On the season, CofC is averaging 58.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and is allowing 65.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Joe Chealey is averaging 11 points 3.1 assists while Canyon Barry is averaging 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Adjehi Baru is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Anthony Stitt is shooting 33.8 percent from the field. The College of Charleston Cougars rely on their defense that’s forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and has allowed 67 or less points in four of their last eight games. Offensively, College of Charleston is shooting 65.3 percent from the free throw line and 35.2 percent from downtown. College of Charleston is 3-2 SU this season on its home court.  

The Dukes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Cougars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 16-36 ATS in their last 52 games overall. 

Both teams haven't shown many bright spots, but the College of Charleston Cougars have better offensive production and are at home. If you feel the need to play this game, take the Cougars and the tiny chalk. 

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College of Charleston Cougars -3

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