Radford Highlanders at James Madison Dukes Betting Prediction

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The Radford Highlanders (6-1) will travel to the JMU Convocation Center to challenge the James Madison Dukes (6-4). The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Radford Highlanders vs. James Madison Dukes ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Dukes were blown out by the Old Dominion Monarchs, 67-42, while the Highlanders won a close one over the 17th-ranked Texas Longhorns, 62-59.

The Highlanders had a turnover percentage of 10.1 (better than their season average of 14.5) and held the Longhorns to an effective field goal percentage of 0.389 (below their season average of 0.486). James Madison, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.173 vs. 0.164). Dwight Wilson put together a good performance for James Madison with nine points and 12 rebounds. Radford was lifted by Ed Polite Jr., who had 11 points and six rebounds.

The Highlanders won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 69-68. Radford’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Highlanders had more offensive rebounds (16 vs. seven) and total rebounds (36 vs. 29).

The offense of James Madison will face off against the stingy defense of Radford. Since the 2017-18 season, the Dukes rank 222nd in offensive efficiency, while the Highlanders are 95th in defensive efficiency. The Highlanders should have the edge on that end of the court.

Radford Highlanders at James Madison Dukes Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Radford ranks 47th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while James Madison ranks 229th (14.3).
  • The Highlanders rank 28th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while the Dukes rank 193rd (35.5).
  • James Madison ranks 38th in steals per game (7.5) while Radford ranks 162nd (6.1).