James Madison Dukes vs. Old Dominion Monarchs Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The James Madison Dukes (6-3) will travel to the Constant Convocation Center to challenge the Old Dominion Monarchs (4-3). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

James Madison Dukes at Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Monarchs defeated the VCU Rams 62-52, while the Dukes beat the Coppin State Eagles 81-71.

James Madison dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.446 (above their season average of 0.279) and a turnover percentage of 17.4 (better than their season average of 18.9). Coppin State was 0.097 and 20.5, respectively, for those same stats. The Monarchs, meanwhile, had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 28.2), while the Rams had a turnover percentage of 19.9 (above the 16.6 mark opponents have averaged against Old Dominion this season). B.J. Stith had a good outing for Old Dominion, recording 21 points and five rebounds. James Madison, meanwhile, was led by Stuckey Mosley, who recorded 19 points and five rebounds.

The Monarchs won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 69-53. The Monarchs’ offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Dukes. Old Dominion had a rate of 26.7, while James Madison posted a mark of 17.1.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Old Dominion figures to have a significant edge. Dating back to last season, the Monarchs defense ranks 26th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.470), while the James Madison offense ranks 294th in effective field goal percentage (0.488).

James Madison at Old Dominion Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Old Dominion, ATS Winner – Old Dominion, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Old Dominion ranks 50th in rebounds per game (38.3) while James Madison ranks 190th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).
  • The Monarchs rank 47th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Dukes rank 133rd (3.5).
  • The Monarchs rank 99th in assists allowed per game (12.5) while the Dukes rank 232nd (14.3).
  • Old Dominion ranks sixth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while James Madison ranks 120th (5.9).