Towson Tigers vs. James Madison Dukes Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Towson Tigers (5-12, 1-3 CAA) will be at the JMU Convocation Center to challenge the James Madison Dukes (8-9, 1-3 CAA) in a CAA matchup. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Towson Tigers vs. James Madison Dukes Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Dukes defeated the Charleston Cougars, 69-58, while the Tigers lost to the Cornell Big Red, 86-74.

James Madison launched 19 three pointers, making 10 of them (52.6 percent), while Charleston was 4-18 (22.2 percent). Towson, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 6.2 (better than their season average of 18.0). Darius Banks played a key role for James Madison with 21 points and seven rebounds. Tobias Howard, meanwhile had a solid performance for Towson, recording 15 points and seven assists.

The Dukes dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent matchup, James Madison won 69-66. James Madison had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 21.0). Towson, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (45.7 vs. 37.8). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. James Madison ranks 287th in possessions per game (67.8) and Towson is 334th (66.0). Additionally, the Tigers rank 21st in offensive rebounding percentage (36.3 percent), while the Dukes rank 260th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.9 percent).

Towson Tigers vs. James Madison Dukes Betting Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – James Madison, ATS Winner – James Madison, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Towson ranks 16th in blocks allowed per game (2.2) while James Madison ranks 83rd (3.3).
  • The Tigers rank 33rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while the Dukes rank 88th (33.8).
  • The Dukes rank 183rd in three pointers attempted per game (20.7) while the Tigers rank 248th (17.8).
  • James Madison ranks 163rd in assists per game (12.5) while Towson ranks 228th (9.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Dukes’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.4, up from 0.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 65.6 points per game (1.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.2 points per game (0.0 below their season average).