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Wisconsin vs James Madison Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Wisconsin vs James Madison Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (22-13) and the No. 12 James Madison Dukes (31-3) meet on Friday for a place in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening-round matchup starts at 9:40 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.

Wisconsin vs. James Madison Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Wisconsin vs. James Madison Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Wisconsin win (55.5%)

Before you bet on Friday's Wisconsin-James Madison spread (Wisconsin -5.5) or over/under (144.5 points), see the betting trends and insights below.

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Wisconsin vs. James Madison: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Wisconsin has covered 15 times in 35 games with a spread this season.
  • James Madison has covered 19 times in 33 matchups with a spread this season.
  • Wisconsin covers the spread when it is a 5.5-point favorite or more 40% of the time. That's less often than James Madison covers as an underdog of 5.5 or more (100%).
  • The Badgers have done a better job covering the spread at home (7-10-0) than they have in road tilts (3-9-0).
  • This season, the Dukes are 8-6-0 at home against the spread (.571 winning percentage). On the road, they are 7-7-0 ATS (.500).

Wisconsin vs. James Madison: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Wisconsin has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 24 games this year and has walked away with the win 18 times (75%) in those games.
  • The Badgers have a win-loss record of 13-2 when favored by -220 or better by bookmakers this year.
  • James Madison has won 66.7% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (2-1).
  • The Dukes have played as a moneyline underdog of +180 or longer in just one game this season, which they won.
  • Wisconsin has an implied victory probability of 68.8% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.

Wisconsin vs. James Madison Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Wisconsin's +179 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 5.2 points per game) is a result of scoring 75.1 points per game (130th in college basketball) while giving up 69.9 per contest (108th in college basketball).
  • AJ Storr leads Wisconsin, averaging 16.9 points per game (136th in the country).
  • James Madison puts up 84.4 points per game (ninth in college basketball) while allowing 69.2 per contest (93rd in college basketball). It has a +516 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 15.2 points per game.
  • Terrence Edwards' team-leading 17.4 points per game rank him 108th in the nation.
  • The Badgers come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 3.1 boards. They are pulling down 33.9 rebounds per game (264th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 30.8 per outing.
  • Steven Crowl averages 7.1 rebounds per game (ranking 173rd in college basketball) to lead the Badgers.
  • The Dukes win the rebound battle by 5.1 boards on average. They collect 38.9 rebounds per game, 39th in college basketball, while their opponents grab 33.8.
  • T.J. Bickerstaff paces the team with 8.5 rebounds per game (58th in college basketball).
  • Wisconsin averages 102.0 points per 100 possessions on offense (38th in college basketball), and allows 95.1 points per 100 possessions (248th in college basketball).
  • The Dukes rank 22nd in college basketball with 103.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 14th defensively with 85.0 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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