Northeastern vs. James Madison 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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James Madison (9-18) at Northeastern (14-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern -12.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The James Madison Dukes (9-18, CONF 2-14) and Northeastern Huskies (14-14, CONF 8-8) face off in a Colonial Athletic Conference showdown at Matthews Arena. Northeastern knocked off James Madison 88-72 earlier this season.
James Madison played well to start the season but coming into this game they are really struggling having lost nine of the last ten games. The only win during that stretch for James Madison was over UNC Wilmington, a game they were four point favorites in.
Away from home the Dukes have a 3-9 record and their biggest issue has been with the defense that is giving up 77.9 points per game.
James Madison doesn’t have a terrible offense, but it hasn’t been good enough to make up for the struggles of the offense.
James Madison is led by Matt Lewis who comes into this game averaging 19 points per game while shooting 41 percent from the field.
Northeastern is hoping they are getting hot at the right time, and coming into this game they have won three of the last four games.The one issue for Northeastern at times has been inconsistency and the one loss during the stretch they only managed to put up 48 points.
At home this season Northeastern is averaging 72.9 points while the defense is giving up 67.1 points per game.
Northeastern has a star in guard Jordan Roland who is averaging 23.1 points while shooting 49.4 points per game. In the Huskies last game against Drexel, Roland put up 25 points in 33 minutes of play.
James Madison is 2-14 against the spread in their last 16 Thursday games. James Madison is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games overall.
The over is 8-3 in James Madison's last 11 road games. Northeastern is 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 home games.
James Madison is 7-19 against the spread in the last 26 meetings against Northeastern. The road team is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings between Northeastern and James Madison.
Northeastern is the better team and with the way James Madison plays defense, they are going to have zero chance to keep up. Look for Northeastern to win this game by at least 15 points and to cover the spread.