James Madison vs. College of Charleston - 12/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
College of Charleston Cougars (8-3) at James Madison Dukes (10-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm (JMU Center)
The Line: James Madison Dukes -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charleston Cougars and James Madison Dukes meet New Year’s Eve at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Charleston Cougars hope to build on their impressive 8-3 start to the season. The Charleston Cougars are averaging 72.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Canyon Barry is averaging 22.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while Cameron Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 assists. Marquise Pointer is dishing 2.9 assists and Jarrell Brantley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Charleston Cougars are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Charleston is allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Charleston Cougars have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The James Madison Dukes look to build on their solid eight-game winning streak. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 75.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Ron Curry is averaging 14.5 points and 3.4 assists while Shakir Brown is averaging 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Dimitrije Cabarkapa is the third double-digit scorer and Yohanny Dalembert is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. James Madison is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.7 turnovers per game. The James Madison Dukes have won six straight home games.
The Cougars are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 14-37-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Dukes are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
James Madison is on fire right now and continues to shoot a high percentage from just about everywhere on the court. Charleston isn't a good road team and relies too much on one guy. I like the Dukes and the reasonable chalk.