James Madison Dukes vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Prediction 01/25/20

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The James Madison Dukes (8-11, 1-7 CAA) visit Schar Center to go head-to-head against the Elon Phoenix (5-16, 1-7 CAA). The Dukes will try to snap their five-game losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

James Madison Dukes vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Phoenix fell to the Towson Tigers, 72-61, while the Dukes were defeated by the William & Mary Tribe, 88-75.

James Madison did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (22-26; 84.6 percent) while Elon had a turnover percentage of 10.0 (better than their season average of 15.9). Hunter Woods led the way for Elon, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds. Matt Lewis was a key piece for James Madison with 22 points and six rebounds.

The Phoenix dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent matchup, Elon won 73-58. The Phoenix’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over the Dukes. Elon had a rate of 23.3, while James Madison posted a mark of 12.9. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

There’s a decent chance that James Madison struggles to create turnovers. Elon ranks 70th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.6 percent), while James Madison forces the 17th-fewest turnovers (16.3 percent). It will also be a tale of two styles as the fast-breaking Dukes rank 25th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Phoenix rank 255th.

James Madison vs. Elon Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – James Madison, ATS Winner – James Madison, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Elon ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (28.2) while James Madison ranks 263rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.0).
  • The Dukes rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Phoenix rank 84th (6.1).
  • James Madison blocks 3.5 opponent shots per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. Elon ranks 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Dukes rank 28th in rebounds per game (40.0) while the Phoenix rank 222nd (33.9).
  • Elon ranks 109th in assists per game (13.6) while James Madison ranks 197th in assists allowed per game (14.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (2.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.0 points per game (2.1 below their season average).
  • The Dukes’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 2.6 for the season.