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James Madison vs. Charlotte - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte 49ers (3-3) at James Madison Dukes (2-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm (JMU Center)

The Line: James Madison Dukes -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte 49ers and James Madison Dukes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the JMU Convocation Center.

The Charlotte 49ers look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 79.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Jon Davis is averaging 14 points and 5.8 assists while Andrien White is averaging 12.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Najee Garvin is the third double-digit scorer and Milos Supica is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte 49ers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have lost six of their last seven road games.

James Madison vs. Charlotte - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The James Madison Dukes need a feel good victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 74.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Stuckey Mosley is averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while Joey McLean is averaging 15.1 points and 3.1 assists. Matt Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Develle Phillips is grabbing seven rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The James Madison Dukes have split their last eight home games.

The 49ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dukes are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 non-conference games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Dukes last 5 overall and the under is 7-1 in 49ers last 8 road games.

Charlotte has been beat up whenever it's played on the road or stepped up in comp this season. James Madison hasn't had much more success this season, but the games have been close and the record could easily feature a couple more victories. The Dukes have been the more consistent team and is slightly better on the defensive end. I'll lay the bucket with the home team here.

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