Marshall Thundering Herd vs. James Madison Dukes - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
James Madison Dukes (3-3) at Marshall Thundering Herd (0-2)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd +1 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd butt heads with the James Madison Dukes in Friday night action.
The James Madison Dukes have loads of talent and are the choice of many to capture the Colonial. That might happen but right now they are spinning their wheels with a 3-3 record. The Dukes snapped a two game skid with a 106-74 rout of sub division East Mennonite that was over two minutes in. The Royals did sink shots at around 46% but it was all JMU otherwise with nearly 66% shooting with 15-24 mark on threes. Dimitrije Cabarkpa poured in a contest high 27 points on 10-12 from the floor while Shakir Brown and Ivan Lukic added 12 and ten points. Altogether eight players scored 5-9 points.
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The Marshall Thundering herd are supposed to finish in the middle of the pack in the CUSA or higher but we need to see more of this team before drawing conclusions. The Thundering Herd fell to 0-2on the young season following an 85-61 loss at Morehead State. The Eagles led by eleven entering the locker room and never looked back with 53% shooting doing plenty of damage while Marshall’s less then 36% marksmanship wasn’t enough to keep pace. The Thundering Herd received 12 points each from CJ Burks and Austin Loop while Stevie Browning and James Kelly netted ten points apiece with Kelly hauling in eight boards.
James Madison are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games while the Dukes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA. James Madison is actually a pretty good team and I’ll back them…