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Elon Phoenix vs. James Madison Dukes - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

James Madison Dukes (14-5) at Elon Phoenix (12-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gym)

The Line: Elon Phoenix +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The James Madison Dukes travel to the Elon Phoenix in Colonial action Saturday.

The James Madison Dukes are trying to solidify their position in the CAA and they took a step in that direction with a 68-45 victory versus Drexel Thursday. The Dukes took a ten point lead in to the half and kept their foot on the gas until the final whistle. JMU controlled the Dragons with defense with  31% shooting allowed and only 3-18 from distance. The Dukes connected at 44% which added up to nine baskets and was the deciding factor. Dimitrije Cabarkapa led the Dukes with 14 on 6-9 from the floor with Ron Curry adding 12 points and six boards while Yohanny Dalembert and Shakir Brown chipped in with nine points each.

Elon Phoenix vs. James Madison Dukes - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Elon Phoenix don’t have a bad overall record at 12-8 but they really can’t afford too many conference losses after dropping to 3-4 in the CAA with an 89-67 defeat at William & Mary. The Tribe were up by nine at the half and continued to press the issue until the clock ran out. The Tribe simple shot the ball too well at 55% and 14-28 from beyond the arch while the Phoenix were limited to 42%. Tyler Seibring was Elon’s best offensive option with 18 points on 6-10 from the field while Luke Eddy  tossed in 13. Kardis Kundrotas and Dmitri Thompson added 12 and nine points respectively.

The under is 8-1 in James Madison last 9 overall and the Dukes are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games. Elon are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are  10-25 ATS in their last 35 home games while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 home games. James Madison has already lost to Elon and I think they want to avoid the sweep…

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