James Madison Dukes vs Duke Blue Devils NCAAB Betting Prediction

James Madison Dukes vs Duke Blue Prediction 3/24/2024

The James Madison Dukes (31-3) travel to face off against the Duke Blue Devils (25-8) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 5:15 ET.

James Madison Dukes vs Duke Blue Devils

The James Madison Dukes Are Coming Off A Win

James Madison enters this game with a record of 31-3 and a win streak of 13 games. So far, the Dukes have gone 18-3 in Sun Belt Conference play and 13-0 in non-conference action.

On the road this season, James Madison has a record of 15-2, and their average scoring margin is +9.5. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 8-2.

James Madison has an ATS record of 19-14 this season and they have gone 10-7 against the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Dukes are 3-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, James Madison has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in James Madison’s games this season (152.5). Their over/under record for the season is 15-17-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Duke Blue Devils Are Coming Off A Win

After a 64-47 win over Vermont, Duke is 25-8 overall and 17-4 at home this season. The Blue Devils have gone 14-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference play compared to an 11-2 non-conference record. Duke is 24-6 when favored, and they have been favored in 30 of their 33 games.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Blue Devils are 7-3. On the season, they have a scoring margin of +15.2 at home compared to +6.5 on the road. So far, Duke has gone 7-4 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Duke has gone 18-12 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Devils have an ATS record of 8-2. In their last 3 home games, Duke is just 1-2 vs. the spread. On the year, their home ATS mark is 13-8.

This season, the over/under record for Duke games is 13-18-1, and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 146.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points, and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

James Madison Offense Breakdown

The James Madison offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Wisconsin. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.4% and connected on 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Terrence Edwards, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.4, while T.J Bickerstaff also maintains a PPG average of 13.4 leading up to the game.

Terrence Edwards (G) 17.4 4.4 3.5
T.J Bickerstaff (F) 13.4 8.5 1.7
Noah Freidel (G) 12.1 5.4 1.7

Duke Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Duke offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against Vermont. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.2%, and they made 6 threes. Kyle Filipowski is leading the team in scoring at 17.1 points per contest. Jeremy Roach has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14 going into the game.

Kyle Filipowski (C) 17.1 8.2 2.8
Jeremy Roach (G) 14.0 2.5 3.0
Jared McCain (G) 13.4 4.9 1.8

James Madison Team Defense

The Dukes’ defense is presently ranked 88th nationally, allowing an average of 68.9 points per contest. Against Wisconsin in their most recent game, the James Madison defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Wisconsin to hit 37% of their shots.

Duke Team Defense

Currently, the Blue Devils’ defense holds the 49th rank in the nation, allowing 66.8 points per game. So far, the Duke defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.4 times per game (380th).

Dukes vs Blue Devils Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Dukes have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 77 points per game in these contests.
  • Duke has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 80 points per game while allowing 67. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • The Dukes have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Duke has an ATS mark of 8-2 while going 8-2 straight up.

Dukes vs Blue Devils Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Blue Devils to secure the win, with an expected final score of 77-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 148.5 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the under.

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