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Virginia vs James Madison 12/6/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

James Madison Dukes (7-2) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (7-0)
December 6, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -11.5 / James Madison Dukes +11.5; Over/Under: +140
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The James Madison Dukes and Virginia Cavaliers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the John Paul Jones Arena. The James Madison Dukes look for their eighth win. The Virginia Cavaliers look to stay undefeated.

The James Madison Dukes are averaging 93.3 points on 52.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Takal Molson is averaging 12.6 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Terrence Edwards is averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 assists. Vado Morse is the third double-digit scorer and Mezie Offurum is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.

The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 74.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Armaan Franklin is averaging 11.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Jayden Gardner is averaging 11.3 points and 0.9 assists. Reece Beekman is the third double-digit scorer and Kihei Clark is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 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 Cavaliers are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 7-3 in Dukes last 10 overall. The under is 6-2 in Cavaliers last 8 home games.

The Virginia Cavaliers have the ability to blow the doors off here, obviously, but they haven’t been covering numbers this season and there’s nearly a two-week break for them after this game. Possible look ahead spot as guys are prepared for a little vacation. The James Madison Dukes will obviously be the more motivated team as it’s a rare shot at a top tier team and this club already played UNC earlier. I’ll grab the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: James Madison Dukes +11.5

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