The James Madison Dukes (9-18, 2-14 CAA) travel to Matthews Arena to take on the Northeastern Huskies (14-14, 8-8 CAA). The Dukes look to put an end to their five-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
James Madison Dukes vs. Northeastern Huskies Betting Odds
In their last game, the Huskies defeated the Drexel Dragons, 77-68, while the Dukes lost to the William & Mary Tribe, 78-74.
Northeastern dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.431 (above their season average of 0.206) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.8 (above their season average of 24.0). For those same stats, Drexel was 0.123 and 26.7, respectively. James Madison, on the other hand, forced William & Mary into a turnover percentage of 19.6 (above the 14.8 mark opponents have averaged against James Madison this season). Northeastern was lifted by Jordan Roland, who recorded 25 points. Meanwhile, Matt Lewis had a solid performance for James Madison, putting up 18 points.
In their first matchup this year, Roland led the Huskies to an 88-72 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 33 points. The Huskies’ 20.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Dukes, who had a mark of 15.0.
Northeastern could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their sharp-shooting offense squares off against one of the country’s worst defenses. The Huskies rank 22nd in effective field goal percentage (0.545), while James Madison ranks 261st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.509). It will also be a battle of contrasting tempos as the up-tempo Dukes rank 45th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Huskies rank 308th.
James Madison Dukes vs. Northeastern Huskies Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Northeastern, ATS Winner – James Madison, O/U – Under
- Northeastern ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (29.8) while James Madison ranks 271st (39.1).
- The Huskies rank 17th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Dukes rank 143rd (3.7).
- Northeastern ranks 32nd in steals per game (8.0) while James Madison ranks 111th (6.7).
- The Huskies rank 69th in three pointers allowed per game (19.6) while the Dukes rank 272nd (25.3).
- Northeastern ranks 26th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while James Madison ranks 213th (14.1).
- During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (4.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (1.3 below their season average).
- The Dukes’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 3.7 for the season.