Drexel vs. James Madison - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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James Madison Dukes (9-13) at Drexel Dragons (12-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John A Daskalakis Center)
The Line: Drexel Dragons -6 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The James Madison Dukes and the Drexel Dragons meet in CAA college basketball action from Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday night.
The James Madison Dukes Will look to build some momentum after picking up an 83-66 win over UNC-Wilmington in their last outing. Matt Lewis led the Dukes with 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while Dwight Wilson added 16 points with 12 rebounds and a pair of steals for the double-double. Darius Banks added 13 points with 4 steals and a pair of blocks while Julian Wooden added 11 points with 6 rebounds to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for James Madison in the victory. Deshon Parker added 9 points with 5 assists and 4 steals as well for the Dukes in the victory. Lewis leads James Madison in scoring with an average of 18.7 points per game while Wilson leads the Dukes in rebounding with 10.6 rebounds per game and Parker leads JMU in assists with 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, James Madison is averaging 74 points per game on 41.5% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 64.5% from the foul line this season.
The Drexel Dragons will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after an 80-72 loss to Delaware last time out. Camren Wynter led the Dragons with 22 points with a pair of threes, a team-high 4 assists and a pair of steals while James Butler added 18 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 16 rebounds and 3 assists for the double-double and Zach Walton added 10 points to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Drexel in the losing effort. Wynter leads Drexel in scoring and assists with an average of 15.2 points and 5.2 assists per game while Butler leads the Dragons in rebounding with 12 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Drexel is averaging 68.8 points per game on 43.7% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 71.5% from the foul line this season.
James Madison is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games following a win. Drexel is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
I get Drexel being favored at home and the Dragons haven’t had the same struggles that the Dukes have had lately. However, James Madison’s win snapped an eight-game losing skid and maybe that win can help turn some things around for the Dukes going forward. There’s not much to say that Drexel should be this much of a favorite, as the Dragons haven’t been as good on offense in their last 5 games or even since conference play started, so I’ll take a shot with James Madison and the points in this one.