James Madison Dukes (3-0) vs Charlotte 49’ers (1-1)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
James Madison Dukes vs Charlotte 49’ers
The Dukes of James Madison will travel to Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, to battle the Charlotte 49’ers on Friday night at 7:30 pm EST. The Dukes are coming off an 82-59 home win over the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles as they were outstanding on both ends of the court in shooting 55% from the field while holding the Eagles to only 35% shooting for the night. The win allowed them to remain unbeaten at 3-0 while awaiting the challenge from Charlotte.
The Niners evened their record at 1-1 in their last outing when they edged the Oklahoma State Cowboys on November 10th by an 66-64 score. The 49’ers needed a last second three point shot by Jon Davis in which to seal the victory with only six tenths of a second on the clock. Finally, Charlotte rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit while outscoring the Cowboys 47-27 in the second half to pick up the much-needed win.
James Madison Dukes's Latest Performance :
The Dukes of James Madison went to 3-0 on the season as they picked up an easy win over the Bridgewater (VA) Eagles by shooting 56% from the floor along with allowing just 34% from the field to the Eagles. Dwight Wilson (18 points, 12 rebounds), Darrius Banks (15 points, 5 rebounds), along with Stuckey Mosely (14 points) were the leading scorers for the Dukes offense as Mosely accounted for four three pointers for the night. Most importantly, the Dukes outrebounded the Eagles 42-27 as they will certainly need to bring that same type of intensity against a team in the 49’ers that are brimming with confidence after beating Oklahoma State.
Charlotte 49’ers 's Latest Performance :
The 49’erss evened their record on the season with a huge win over the Cowboys of Oklahoma State last Saturday night as they were able to rally in the second half to get a last second shot to improve their record to 1-1 on the season. Their offense has struggled early in their 2018 campaign as they are putting up only 68 points per game with John Davis averaging 29 points while leading the team in assists with four per outing. Davis scored 27 points versus the Cowboys while having five rebounds along with five assists in the win while Malik Martin chipped in 13 points and five rebounds on a night where Charlotte shot 43% from the field.
The defense allowed the Cowboys to shoot 40% from the floor for the night while winning the rebounding battle by a 32-24 margin. For the season, however, the Charlotte defense is allowing teams to nail 48% of their three-point attempts while averaging 72 points in the meantime.
How James Madison Dukes & Charlotte 49’ers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
James Madison is 0-1 ATS while the OU is 1-0
Charlotte is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this game to be interesting in that the 49’ers will certainly be looking to extend their recent success while the Dukes will also be looking to remain undefeated while building off the confidence of their three early wins to begin the season. In all, this will certainly be a more of a defensive minded game in that both offenses are middle of the road at this point, but, possesses solid scorers that can change the pace of the game at any time. With that being said, look for both defenses to step up to the challenge as they would each like to continue their recent stretch of consistency.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: James Madison Dukes
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Dukes in this instance in what will be a close and competitive matchup from start to finish. The fact is that these teams are very similar: Two squads with experience looking to make some noise in 2018 within their conference. With that being said, the Dukes have a major upside with three bonafide scorers in Wilson, Banks, and Mosely, who will certainly bring their A game win which to pull out a slim victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this contest as I envision the defenses taking center stage in neutralize both offenses that have been average thus far in the season. In all, look for this game to be a competitive, low scoring affair as the Dukes defensive unit will certainly rule the boards early, thus providing opportunities for their offense to maintain a lead. Nonetheless, the total will not surpass its mark in the end.
Betting trends for James Madison Dukes:
- The 49’ers are 2-5 ATS in last seven games
- The 49’ers are 3-3 ATS in last six road games
- The Over is 4-1 in 49’ers last five games
Betting trends for Charlotte 49’ers :
- The Dukes are 2-3 ATS in last five games
- The Under is 4-2 in Dukes last six games