Northeastern @ James Madison
Current Records: Northeastern 6-8; James Madison 9-3
What to Know
The James Madison Dukes' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Northeastern Huskies at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 11 at Atlantic Union Bank Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with Northeastern winning the first 72-63 at home on the road and the Dukes taking the second 79-72.
James Madison entered their matchup against the Hofstra Pride on Sunday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. James Madison fell to Hofstra 87-80.
Meanwhile, Northeastern was close but no cigar on Sunday as they fell 70-67 to the Towson Tigers.
James Madison is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Sunday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Dukes are now 9-3 while the Huskies sit at 6-8. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: James Madison comes into the game boasting the 20th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 17.6. On the other end of the spectrum, Northeastern is stumbling into the contest with the 13th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.6 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Northeastern.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Atlantic Union Bank Center -- Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $10.00
The Dukes are a 3.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Northeastern have won nine out of their last 12 games against James Madison.
- Jan 24, 2021 - James Madison 79 vs. Northeastern 72
- Jan 23, 2021 - Northeastern 72 vs. James Madison 63
- Feb 27, 2020 - Northeastern 77 vs. James Madison 57
- Dec 30, 2019 - Northeastern 88 vs. James Madison 72
- Feb 21, 2019 - Northeastern 76 vs. James Madison 60
- Jan 26, 2019 - Northeastern 78 vs. James Madison 68
- Jan 07, 2018 - Northeastern 80 vs. James Madison 67
- Dec 30, 2017 - Northeastern 81 vs. James Madison 70
- Feb 04, 2017 - James Madison 73 vs. Northeastern 69
- Jan 07, 2017 - Northeastern 64 vs. James Madison 54
- Feb 18, 2016 - Northeastern 95 vs. James Madison 94
- Jan 14, 2016 - James Madison 75 vs. Northeastern 63