James Madison Dukes vs Wisconsin NCAAB Betting Prediction

James Madison Dukes vs Wisconsin Prediction 3/22/2024

The James Madison Dukes (30-3) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (19-12) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on CBS. James Madison is coming off a win in their previous game, while Wisconsin is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Illinois. Tip-off is set for 9:40 ET.

James Madison Dukes vs Wisconsin Badgers

The James Madison Dukes Are Coming Off A Win

James Madison enters this game as the underdog, as they have been in three games this season, going 2-1 in those matchups. On the road, the Dukes have been excellent, going 14-2 this year with an average scoring margin of +9.4.

Overall, James Madison is 30-3 this season and has won 12 straight games. In their last outing, they defeated Texas State by a score of 73-68. Over their last 10 road games, the Dukes have gone 8-2.

James Madison has an ATS record of 18-14 this season, including a mark of 9-7 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Dukes have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in James Madison games is 15-16-1, and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (152.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

The Wisconsin Badgers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Wisconsin enters this game with a record of 19-12, including a 15-10 mark in Big Ten play. The Badgers have been much better at home this season, going 17-3 compared to 6-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.0 compared to -3.2 on the road.

As the favorite, Wisconsin has gone 18-6 this season. They have been the favorite in 24 of their 31 games. In their last game, the Badgers lost to Illinois by a score of 93-87. Over their last 10 games at home, Wisconsin is 8-2.

Overall, Wisconsin has an ATS record of 17-19 this season. At home, they are 11-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are 4-6 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this season (138.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points. On the season, the over/under record in their games is 22-12-2.

James Madison Offense Breakdown

Against Texas State, the James Madison had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 84.4 points per game. They scored 73 points and posted a field goal percentage of 39.7% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Terrence Edwards who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.4. T.J Bickerstaff also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.4.

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

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Wisconsin offense put up 87 points against Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.7% and made 8 threes. AJ Storr is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.9. Meanwhile, Steven Crowl also brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

AJ Storr (G) 16.9 3.9 0.9
Steven Crowl (F) 11.2 7.1 2.1
Tyler Wahl (F) 10.8 5.4 1.8

James Madison Team Defense

At this time, the Dukes’ defense is positioned 94th in the country, permitting 69.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas State, the Bobcats finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 68 points vs. James Madison.

Wisconsin Team Defense

At present, the Badgers’ defense is nationally ranked 104th, allowing 69.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Wisconsin’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 37.0% this season.

Dukes vs Badgers Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, James Madison has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-0 while averaging 83 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Wisconsin has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 74 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Dukes have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Wisconsin has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Dukes vs Badgers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Badgers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 76-69. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Badgers at -4.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 144.5 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the over.

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