James Madison Dukes at Fordham Rams Betting Prediction 12/20/18

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the Fordham Rams (8-3) when they go head-to-head against the James Madison Dukes (7-5) at Rose Hill Gym. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

James Madison Dukes vs. Fordham Rams Betting Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Rams defeated the City College of New York Beavers 106-58, while the Dukes beat the Eastern Mennonite Royals 86-58.

James Madison played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.1 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 46.3. For those same stats, Eastern Mennonite put up marks of 25.5 and 34.2, respectively. The Rams, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (6.5 vs. 27.9) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 16.7). Nick Honor had a good game for Fordham, contributing 18 points. Meanwhile, Darius Banks played a key role for James Madison with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven steals.

Banks has really been playing well recently for James Madison, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Fordham figures to have a substantial edge. The Rams defense ranks 37th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.453), while the James Madison offense is ranked 252nd in effective field goal percentage (0.496). It could also be an error-filled game for the Dukes’ offense, which ranks 320th in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.4 percent). They’ll be going up against the stingy defense of the Rams, which forces the 58th-most turnovers in the nation (21.9 percent).

James Madison at Fordham ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Fordham, ATS Winner – James Madison, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fordham ranks 43rd in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while James Madison ranks 207th (19.9).
  • The Dukes rank 98th in rebounds per game (37.3) while the Rams rank 121st in rebounds allowed per game (35.0).
  • The Dukes rank 27th in steals per game (8.3) while the Rams rank 124th (6.0).
  • Fordham ranks first in blocks allowed per game (1.1) while James Madison ranks 67th (3.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 79.6 points per game (6.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (3.7 above their season average).
  • The Dukes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 1.2 for the season.