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James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Dukes vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: James Madison Dukes at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
- Where: Conway at The HTC Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: James Madison -6.5, JMAD -286 | COAST +226 O/U 148.5
James Madison will take the floor against the Chanticleers with an overall record of 17-9. So far, the Dukes have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 8-7. This season, James Madison has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 12-6. For today’s contest, James Madison has a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.
James Madison’s leading scorer this season is Terrence Edwards, who is averaging 12.6 points per contest. So far, Edwards has accounted for 14.75% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.84 rebounds per game and 1.88 assists. Vado Morse is the second leading scorer for the Dukes, averaging 12.41 points per game. Between him and Morse, they are accounting for 27.5% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, James Madison is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 26 games, they have only hit 34.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.87% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 10-15. So far this season, Coastal Carolina has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-6. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been the underdog in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 6-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Chanticleers being +6.5 point underdogs.
Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Josh Uduje, who is averaging 12.64 points per contest. So far, Uduje has accounted for 17.14% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.84 rebounds per game and 1.24 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 12.36 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 33.9% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Coastal Carolina will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Chanticleers are ranked 153rd at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 535th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Coastal Carolina is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.
Free Spread Prediction: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +6.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the James Madison Dukes are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -6.5. However, we anticipate Coastal Carolina putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Dukes as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Chanticleers to cover.