Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Dukes versus the Blue Devils? Tip off is at at 5:15 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBS. The game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points, and Duke is favored by -7 vs. James Madison.

JAMES MADISON DUKES VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Duke Blue Devils -7

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 5:15 ET on Sunday, March 24th.

WHY BET THE DUKE BLUE DEVILS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Not only will Duke pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Dukes Make it Happen in Brooklyn?

Today, James Madison will be playing against Duke with a record of 31-3. When playing away, the Dukes have a 15-2 record, and at home, they have a 15-1 record. At the moment, James Madison has a winning ATS record of 19-14. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, James Madison's games have averaged 151.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 152.5 points. The Dukes' have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 84.4 points per game, James Madison struggled in their previous game. Against Wisconsin, the Dukes scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.4%. Terrence Edwards is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 17.4. Meanwhile, T.J Bickerstaff also brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

Currently, the Dukes' defense holds the 88th rank in the nation, allowing 68.9 points per game. Against Wisconsin in their most recent game, the James Madison defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Wisconsin to hit 37% of their shots.

Will Duke Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Duke, who currently holds a 25-8 record, will be playing against James Madison today. The Blue Devils have gone 7-4 when playing away from home, and have a record of 17-4 at home. As of today's game, Duke holds an ATS record of 18-14. This consists of a 5-6 record on the road against the spread and a 13-8 record at home.

Duke comes in with an over/under record of 13-18-1 through 33 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.8 points per game so far. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Duke offense concluded with only 64 points against Vermont. Throughout the game, they made 6/18 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 42.2%. Leading Duke in scoring vs. Vermont was Mark Mitchell with his 15 points. Jared McCain also added 15 points for the Blue Devils.

So far this season, the Duke defense has been performing well, ranking 49th in the country at 66.8 points allowed per contest. The Duke defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 47 points and allowed Vermont to connect on 6 threes.