Old Dominion Monarchs (16-10) vs. James Madison Dukes (18-8)
February 16, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: James Madison Dukes -7.5 / Old Dominion Monarchs +7.5; Over/Under: +139
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The Old Dominion Monarchs and James Madison Dukes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Atlantic Union Bank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Preview
The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 67.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tyreek Scott-Grayson is averaging 14.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Chaunce Jenkins is averaging 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mekhi Long is the third double-digit scorer, and Ben Stanley is dishing 0.3 assists. The Old Dominion Monarchs are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Old Dominion Monarchs are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.
The James Madison Dukes Betting Preview
The James Madison Dukes are averaging 81.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Terrence Edwards is averaging 12.7 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Vado Morse is averaging 12 points and 2.1 assists. Takal Molson is the third double-digit scorer and Mezie Offurum is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
Old Dominion vs James Madison Trends
The Monarchs are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dukes are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Monarchs last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Dukes last 5 home games. The road team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The James Madison Dukes are getting a little too much love with this line. The Old Dominion Monarchs have done nothing this season but hold their own, and that includes losing by an average of just 2.9 points in the underdog role. ODU is an above average defensive team that gave James Madison a run a couple of weeks ago. Give me the points.