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James Madison vs Marshall Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Sun Belt Tournament

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James Madison vs Marshall Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Sun Belt Tournament

The No. 10 seed Marshall Thundering Herd (13-19, 7-11 Sun Belt) will play in the Sun Belt tournament against the No. 2 seed James Madison Dukes (28-3, 15-3 Sun Belt) on Saturday at Pensacola Bay Center, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

James Madison vs. Marshall Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida
  • Arena: Pensacola Bay Center

James Madison vs. Marshall Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: James Madison win (90.4%)

To help you make an informed wager on James Madison-Marshall matchup (in which James Madison is an 11.5-point favorite and the over/under is set at 152.5 points), keep reading for some betting insights and trends for Saturday's game.

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James Madison vs. Marshall: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • James Madison is 17-13-0 ATS this season.
  • Marshall is 12-19-0 ATS this season.
  • James Madison covers the spread when it is an 11.5-point favorite or more 53.3% of the time. That's more often than Marshall covers as an underdog of 11.5 or more (never covered this season).
  • The Dukes have done a better job covering the spread at home (8-6-0) than they have in road games (7-7-0).
  • This year, the Thundering Herd are 6-8-0 at home against the spread (.429 winning percentage). On the road, they are 4-8-0 ATS (.333).
  • James Madison has covered the spread nine times in 19 conference games.
  • Marshall has beaten the spread seven times in 19 Sun Belt games.

James Madison vs. Marshall: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • James Madison has been victorious in 25, or 92.6%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Dukes have not lost in 15 games this year when favored by -720 or better on the moneyline.
  • Marshall has gone 2-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 13.3% of those games).
  • The Thundering Herd have played as a moneyline underdog of +490 or longer in only two games this season, which they lost both.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies James Madison has a 87.8% chance of walking away with the win.

James Madison vs. Marshall Head-to-Head Comparison

  • James Madison has a +474 scoring differential, topping opponents by 15.3 points per game. It is putting up 84.6 points per game to rank eighth in college basketball and is giving up 69.3 per outing to rank 97th in college basketball.
  • James Madison's leading scorer, Terrence Edwards, is 95th in the country averaging 17.6 points per game.
  • Marshall is being outscored by 2.5 points per game, with a -79 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.1 points per game (165th in college basketball), and gives up 76.6 per contest (308th in college basketball).
  • Kevon Voyles is ranked 268th in the country with a team-high 15.1 points per game.
  • The Dukes pull down 38.9 rebounds per game (39th in college basketball) while conceding 33.7 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 5.2 boards per game.
  • T.J. Bickerstaff averages 8.4 rebounds per game (ranking 62nd in college basketball) to lead the Dukes.
  • The 39.6 rebounds per game the Thundering Herd accumulate rank 27th in college basketball. Their opponents collect 38.9.
  • Nate Martin paces the team with 10.1 rebounds per game (15th in college basketball).
  • James Madison ranks 26th in college basketball by averaging 103.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 13th in college basketball, allowing 84.8 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Thundering Herd rank 293rd in college basketball averaging 90.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 189th, allowing 93.1 points per 100 possessions.

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