James Madison Dukes vs. Towson Tigers: 1/27/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 27, 2021

The James Madison Dukes (6-3) host the Towson Tigers (2-7) after winning three home games in a row. The Dukes are favored by 3.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 4:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points.

Betting Information

JMU vs Towson Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
JMU -3.5 -114 -109 146.5 -110 -112 -175 140

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Total Facts

  • The Dukes and their opponents have combined for 146.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in five of nine outings (55.6%) this year.
  • Towson and its opponents have combined to score more than 146.5 points in three of nine opportunities (33.3%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.7 fewer points per game (143.8) than this matchup’s total of 146.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.9 fewer points per game (143.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 146.5 points.
  • The average total the Dukes have had set in matchups this year is 1.6 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Tigers this season is 4.1 points less than this game’s over/under.

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JMU Betting Information

  • Against the spread, JMU has been strong this season, posting a 5-2 record.
  • When favored by at least 3.5 points, the Dukes have struggled to a 0-1 record ATS this season.
  • The Dukes have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 3 times in 7 games this season.

Towson Betting Information

  • The Tigers have a losing record against the spread, going 3-6 ATS (covering just 33.3% of the time).
  • The Tigers have not fared well as a 3.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Towson’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (5 out of 9 games, 55.6%).

Head to Head

JMU vs Towson (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Towson -2 148.5 -134 +111 Regular Season 81-72 JMAD
2/15/2020 Towson -3 152 -161 +129 Regular Season 63-48 TOWS
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-61 TOWS
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-59 TOWS
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-65 JMAD

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JMU Leaders

  • Matt Lewis leads the Dukes in points and assists per game, scoring 21.3 points and distributing 3.9 assists.
  • Justin Amadi is JMU’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 5.0 boards in each contest while scoring 9.3 points per game.
  • Lewis’ 2.8 made threes per game lead the Dukes.
  • Terell Strickland and Zach Jacobs lead JMU on the defensive end, with Strickland leading the team in steals averaging 1.9 per game and Jacobs in blocks averaging 0.3 per contest.

Towson Leaders

  • The Tigers’ Zane Martin racks up enough points (16.7 per game) and assists (3.8 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • Solomon Uyaelunmo grabs 5.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 6.8 points per game and adds 0.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Towson rebounding leaderboard.
  • Nicolas Timberlake is dependable from deep and leads the Tigers with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Charles Thompson’s stat line of 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game put him at the top of the team’s steals and blocks leaderboards.
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