Charleston Southern Buccaneers at James Madison Dukes ATS Prediction 12/16/19

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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4-5) will travel to the JMU Convocation Center to clash against the James Madison Dukes (5-4). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. James Madison Dukes ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Dukes were blown out by the Radford Highlanders, 94-71, while the Buccaneers beat the North Carolina Central Eagles, 58-53.

Charleston Southern dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.314 (above their season average of 0.160) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1 (above their season average of 25.9). North Carolina Central was 0.040 and 28.6, respectively, for those same stats. James Madison, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.167 vs. 0.129). Dwight Wilson put together a good game for James Madison with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Dontrell Shuler, meanwhile had a good outing for Charleston Southern, finishing with 22 points and five rebounds.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of James Madison. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, James Madison ranks 156th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.0 percent), while the pesky defense of Charleston Southern has forced the 35th-most turnovers in the nation (23.1 percent).

Charleston Southern Buccaneers at James Madison Dukes Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – James Madison, ATS Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • James Madison ranks 134th in rebounds per game (36.0) while Charleston Southern ranks 248th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
  • The Dukes average 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 92nd in the country. The Buccaneers rank 95th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Dukes rank 157th in assists per game (12.6) while the Buccaneers rank 235th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
  • James Madison ranks 125th in steals per game (6.1) while Charleston Southern ranks 161st in steals allowed per game (6.9).