James Madison vs. Delaware - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Delaware Blue Hens (4-15) at James Madison Dukes (12-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison -8 See the Latest Odds
The Delaware Blue Hens and James Madison Dukes play Wednesday at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Delaware Blue Hens have split their last six games and play their 12th true road game. On the season, Delaware is averaging 64.5 points on 39 percent shooting and is allowing 74.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while Kory Holden is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 assists. Cazmon Hayes is the third player averaging double-digit points and Marvin King-Davis is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens have six players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 66.4 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Delaware is allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in nine of its last 12 games.
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The James Madison Dukes have split their last 10 games and look for their sixth Colonial win. On the season, James Madison is averaging 65.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 66.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Ron Curry is averaging 11.5 points and 4.1 assists while Yohanny Dalembert is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Jackson Kent is the third player averaging double-digit points and Winston Grays is dishing 1.8 assists. The James Madison Dukes have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games.
The Blue Hens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dukes are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games. The Blue Hens are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in James Madison.
Although its done a nice job of covering the spread lately, Delaware is just a bad basketball team overall. James Madison has been solid in league play and has enough depth to win this game by double digits.