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William & Mary vs James Madison 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

James Madison Dukes (10-3) vs. William & Mary Tribe (3-12)
January 15, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: William & Mary Tribe +10 / James Madison Dukes -10; Over/Under: -143.5
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The James Madison Dukes and the William & Mary Tribe meet in college basketball action from the Kaplan Arena on Saturday.

The James Madison Dukes come into this game looking to build on an 89-66 win over Northeastern last time out. Vado Morse leads the Dukes in scoring with 12.4 PPG along with 2.3 APG while Takai Molson has 11.6 PPG with 4.9 RPG and a team-high 2.6 APG this season. Charles Falden has 10.3 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for JMU this season while Justin Amadi has 8.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG and Alonzo Sule has 8.4 PPG and a team-high 6 RPG to lead the Dukes on the glass. As a team, James Madison is averaging 77.9 PPG on 48.4% shooting from the field, 35.3% from three and 69.2% from the foul line while allowing 65.4 PPG on 41.8% shooting from the field and 30.5% from three this season.

The William & Mary Tribe will try to build on their 71-70 win over Northeastern last time out. Connor Kochera leads the Tribe in scoring with 11.4 PPG with 5.1 RPG while Ben Wight has 11 PPG with a team-high 5.7 RPG to lead the Tribe on the glass this year. Quinn Blair has 10.1 PPG to make up the rest of the group of double-digit scorers for William & Mary this season while Tyler Rice has a team-high 3.6 APG as well this season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 62.1 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field, 28.3% from three and 66.3% from the foul line while allowing 72.1 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field and 33% from three this season.

James Madison is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite. William & Mary is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games.

I get the allure of points with a home dog as William & Mary’s M.O.  has been winning games in unthinkable spots as of late. However, James Madison is up near the top of the CAA in terms of tiers this season and I just think that the JMU defense against the Tribe’s offense and vice versa will be too much for William & Mary to overcome here. Give me the Dukes laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
James Madison -10

Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and since then he's worked tirelessly to pick out winners across a wide range of sports from NBA,NHL,MLB and NFL and even into the college ranks of football and basketball as well. Chris has carried over his drive and determination from playing sports at a young age to crushing the competition on a daily basis here at Sports Chat Place!
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