William & Mary vs. James Madison - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
James Madison Dukes (16-6) at William & Mary Tribe (14-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Kaplan Arena)
The Line: William & Mary Tribe -4 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The William and Mary Tribe and the James Madison Dukes face off on Sunday in CAA college basketball action.
The William and Mary Tribe are 14-6 this season and they have won two of their last three games. William and Mary is averaging 75.4 points per game and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Omar Prewitt leads the Tribe averaging16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Daniel Dixon is averaging 13.7 points, Terry Tarpey is averaging 10.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, and David Cohn is averaging 8.7 points. William and Mary is 9-1 at home and 6-3 in CAA play.
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The James Madison Dukes are 16-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a five game winning streak. JMU is averaging 74.6 points per game and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Ron Curry leads the Dukes averaging 16.1 points per game. Shakir Brown is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, Dimitrije Cabarkapa is averaging 10.7 points, and Yohanny Dalembert is averaging 8.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. James Madison is 7-0 on the road and 6-3 in CAA play.
William and Mary is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 15-7 against the spread in their last 22 home games. James Madison is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 road games.
This is one of those games where most of the public will miss out as they won’t realize how good of a matchup this is, regardless I will give the nod the William and Mary at home.