Check out our free James Madison vs Georgia Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Statesboro. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

James Madison vs Georgia Southern Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds

Dukes vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: James Madison Dukes at Georgia Southern Eagles
  • Where: Statesboro at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse
  • Date: Thursday, February 9th
  • Betting Odds: James Madison -4, JMAD -193 | GAS +156 O/U 138.5

Dukes Preview:

James Madison will take their 4 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 17-8. So far, the Dukes have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 8-6. This season, James Madison has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 12-5. For today’s contest, James Madison has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.

James Madison’s leading scorer this season is Terrence Edwards, who is averaging 12.46 points per contest. So far, Edwards has accounted for 14.5% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 1.92 assists. Vado Morse is the second leading scorer for the Dukes, averaging 12.48 points per game. Between him and Morse, they are accounting for 27.2% 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 25 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.

Eagles Preview:

Georgia Southern heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-13. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 15 times, going 5-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov, who is averaging 12.68 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 16.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.09 rebounds per game and 1.05 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.88 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 32.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 347th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 454th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Southern Eagles +4

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 -4. However, we anticipate Georgia Southern 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 Eagles to cover.