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NCAAB Buffalo Bulls vs James Madison Prediction 11/29/2023

The Buffalo Bulls (0-5) travel to face off against the James Madison Dukes (6-0) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg and televised on ESPN+. James Madison is coming off a win in their previous game, while Buffalo is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Iona. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Buffalo Bulls vs James Madison Dukes

The Buffalo Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Buffalo, who is currently 0-5, is looking to secure their first win of the season. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Buffalo has a record of 1-4. Buffalo has yet to cover the spread this season, going 0-5 ATS. In their previous five games, the team has a 1-3 ATS mark.

Looking at their over/under performance through five games, Buffalo has an over/under record of 3-2-0, with their games averaging 151 points per game on average. The Bulls’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 64 points per game.

The James Madison Dukes Are Coming Off A Win

So far, James Madison has played six games this season and they are undefeated. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, James Madison has won eight and lost two. At the moment, James Madison has a winning ATS record of 5-1. However, when examining their performance in the last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, James Madison’s games have averaged 172.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.8 points. When assessing the Dukes’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-0-1, with their games averaging 83 points per game.

Buffalo Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 70.5 points per game, the Buffalo had a below average performance. They scored 64 points against Iona and had a field goal percentage of 42%. On offense, Buffalo has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 42%. So far, they are 62nd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

Sy Chatman (F) 14.5 5.8 1.2
Jonnivius Smith (F) 10.7 10.5 0.3
Isaiah Adams (F) 11.8 4.2 3.4

James Madison Offense Breakdown

The James Madison offense is coming off a game in which they scored 95 points vs. Fresno State. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.2% while connecting on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Dukes was Noah Freidel with 26 points, while T.J Bickerstaff also chipped in with 15 points.

Terrence Edwards (G) 19.5 5.5 3.3
T.J Bickerstaff (F) 16.3 7.7 1.2
Julien Wooden (F) 11.8 3.0 1.8

Buffalo Team Defense

Looking at the Buffalo defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 84.0 points per game (227th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Buffalo’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.6% this season.

James Madison Team Defense

At present, the Dukes’ defense is nationally ranked 208th, allowing 80.5 points per game. James Madison’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.6% of their shots vs. James Madison.

Bulls vs Dukes Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Buffalo has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 74 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, James Madison has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 96 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 0-10 and an ATS mark of 1-9.
  • The Dukes have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Bulls vs Dukes Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Dukes vs. Dukes matchup, we’re leaning towards the Dukes at -22.5. Although our projections show the Dukes winning 75-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Bulls for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 162.5 and our model has the Bulls and Dukes finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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