James Madison Dukes vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Free Prediction 01/17/19

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the James Madison Dukes (9-9, 2-3 CAA) visit Delaware to play the Fightin’ Blue Hens (12-7, 4-2 CAA). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

James Madison Dukes vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Betting Odds

In their last game, the Fightin’ Blue Hens fell to the Charleston Cougars, 71-58, while the Dukes beat the Towson Tigers, 74-65.

The Dukes made 24 of their 28 free throws (85.7 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.556 (above their season average of 0.500). Delaware, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (15-17; 88.2 percent). Ryan Allen had a solid performance for Delaware, putting up 23 points. Darius Banks played a pivotal role for James Madison with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

The Fightin’ Blue Hens dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last contest, Delaware won 68-66. Delaware’s 0.208 free throw rate was their largest strength over James Madison, who had a rate of 0.095. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams clash. Delaware ranks 299th in possessions per game (67.2) and James Madison is 297th (67.4).

James Madison at Delaware ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Delaware, ATS Winner – James Madison, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

    Bettings Trends:

    • During their last five games, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (1.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (2.9 below their season average).
    • The Dukes have outscored opponents by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. For the season, James Madison has lost by an average of 0.2 points.