William & Mary Tribe (5-20) vs. James Madison Dukes (13-10)
February 12, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: James Madison Dukes -12.5 / William & Mary Tribe +12.5; Over/Under: -147.5
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The William & Mary Tribe and the James Madison Dukes meet in college basketball action from the Atlantic Union Bank Center on Saturday afternoon.
The William & Mary Tribe will look to snap a three-game losing streak after a 75-60 loss to Towson last time out. Ben Wight leads the Tribe in rebounding with 11.7 PPG and 5.7 RPG and Connor Kochera has a team-high 11.8 PPG with 4.7 RPG while Tyler Rice has a team-high 3.5 APG as well this season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 65.3 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 31.4% from three and 68.5% from the foul line while allowing 74.9 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
The James Madison Dukes will try to snap their own three-game losing streak after a 70-66 loss to Elon last time out. Vado Morse leads the Dukes in scoring with 16 PPG along with 2.5 APG while Takai Molson has 12.3 PPG with 5.2 RPG and a team-high 2.6 APG this season. Charles Falden has 11.3 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for JMU this season while Justin Amadi has 9.6 PPG and a team-high 5.3 RPG to lead the Dukes on the glass. As a team, James Madison is averaging 77.3 PPG on 47.2% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 70.3% from the foul line while allowing 72.5 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field and 33.7% from three this season.
William & Mary is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. James Madison is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record.
We made a pretty penny way back when by fading William & Mary, but the thing is tha the Tribe have been covering with a fair bit of consistency as of late and we’re starting to see the effects of James Madison being ineligible for the postseason with their impending transition to the Sun Belt Conference. You have to wonder the level of motivation for JMU knowing that this is as good as it gets for the Dukes. I’ll take my chances with William & Mary and the points here.