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Marshall vs James Madison 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

James Madison Dukes (10-4) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (12-2)
December 31, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -4.5 / James Madison Dukes +4.5; Over/Under: +157.5
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The James Madison Dukes and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cam Henderson Center. The James Madison Dukes look for their 11th win. The Marshall Thundering Herd look for their 13th win.

The James Madison Dukes are averaging 91 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Vado Morse is averaging 13.2 points and 1.8 rebounds, while Takal Molson is averaging 12.4 points and 1.5 assists. Terrence Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Mezie Offurum is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game.

The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 83.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Taevion Kinsey is averaging 20.6 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Andrew Taylor is averaging 19.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Kamdyn Curfman is the third double-digit scorer and Obinna Anochili-Killen is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.

The Dukes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Dukes last 5 road games. The under is 12-4 in Thundering Herd last 16 overall.

Both of these teams have played well all season, and you can make a case for either side. James Madison winning this game outright would surprise nobody. With that said, the Marshall Thundering Herd have the edge because they’re at home, where they win by an average of 19.2 points and average 85.7 points. Toss up contest, but give me Marshall because of the home court.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd -4.5

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