James Madison vs. Drexel - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (10-15) at James Madison Dukes (16-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison Dukes -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drexel Dragons and James Madison Dukes meet Wednesday at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Drexel Dragons look to keep things rolling with wins in six of their last seven games. On the season, Drexel is averaging 58.8 points on 39.2 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 20.9 points and 6.2 rebounds while Tavon Allen is averaging 11.2 points and 2.4 assists. Rodney Williams is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Rashann London is shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The Drexel Dragons have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 74.5 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Drexel is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The James Madison Dukes also look to stay hot with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, James Madison is averaging 66.7 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Ron Curry is averaging 13.1 points and 4.3 assists while Yohanny Dalembert is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jackson Kent is the third double-digit scorer and Winston Grays is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, JMU is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 75 or more points in five of its last eight games.
The Dragons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dukes are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Dragons are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in James Madison and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Drexel Dragons are simply playing their best ball of the season and are one of the hotter teams in the country at the moment. I just can't turn down free points with Drexel, especially when they're playing a James Madison squad that's covered just five of its last 22 home games. Take the points.