Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Dukes versus the Bears? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Hill Field House in Baltimore, MD. The Dukes are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Bears. The game's over/under currently sits at 160.5 points.

JAMES MADISON DUKES VS MORGAN STATE BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morgan State Bears +19.5

This game will be played at Hill Field House at 1:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Morgan State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +19.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Dukes Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Today's game against Morgan State will showcase an undefeated James Madison team that has played six road games and three home games. Before today's game, James Madison has a 7-2 ATS record. In their previous five games, they are 3-1 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, James Madison has an over/under record of 6-2-1 with their games averaging a combined 166 points per game so far. The Dukes have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 156 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

Coming off a good offensive performance, James Madison's offense scored 88 points against Hampton. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.4%, and they went 4/9 from the free-throw line. Xavier Brown was the leading scorer for the Dukes, putting up 17 points. In addition, Michael Green III contributed 16 points.

So far, the Dukes' defense is ranked 188th in the country at 72.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, James Madison's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.6% this season.

No Pressure for Morgan State as Home Dogs

Morgan State, who is currently 4-9 on the season, will be taking on James Madison today. In their previous ten home games, Morgan State has a record of 6-4, which includes games from last year. Heading into their game against James Madison, Morgan State has a 2-5-1 record against the spread. In their last ten games, Morgan State has gone 2-2 ATS.

Morgan State's games have, on average, featured 152.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147.2 points so far. When analyzing the Bears' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 155 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The Bears' offense wrapped up their last game with 76 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Bears was Ahmarie Simpkins with 23 points, while Will Thomas also chipped in with 22 points.

Coming into today's game, the Morgan State defense is giving up an average of 78.5 points per contest. The Morgan State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Campbell to connect on 7 threes.