Towson Tigers vs. James Madison Dukes - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
James Madison Dukes (13-11) at Towson Tigers (11-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (SECU Arena)
The Line: Towson Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers play host to Colonial rival the James Madison Dukes at the Towson Center Saturday.
The James Madison Dukes are right on the edge of cracking the top four of the Colonial although consistency at both ends of the floor is a concern. The Dukes are not exactly setting the world on fire in any area which has led to back to back defeats after Wednesday's 77-65 loss to visiting North Carolina-Wilmington. The Seahawks went wire to wire with a 14 point lead at the half being enough to win. UNCW held a 42%-40% shooting advantage with nine more looks and a 9-15 effort on threes getting the job done while JMU was hurt by a 4-19 mark from the perimeter. Ron Curry carried the offense with 21 points and six boards followed by Tom Vodanovich with 12 points and five yanks. Joey McLean and Yohanny Dalembert netted eleven and eight points with the rest of the team scoring 13 points.
USA TODAY Sports
The Towson Tigers have their eyes set on the top half of the CAA but they score and allow 64 points and need more offensive punch in my view. My belief is the team needs to get above .500 and perhaps snag an invite to one of the postseason tournaments. The Tigers missed out on a three game winning streak in a 69-62 defeat at Northeastern on Wednesday. Tne Huskies were up 13 at the intermission and held the Tigers off until the final horn with 60% marksmanship easily outdistancing the Dukes 43%. James Madison received 13 points from Byron Hawkins followed by Mike Morcell and John Davis with 12 points apiece. Eddie Keith chipped in with eight points with eight players finding the scoring column altogether.
The Dukes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. James Madison are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Towson are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Colonial Athletic Association and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The home usually does well in this match up and the small number points to Towson...