James Madison @ Florida Atlantic
Current Records: James Madison 5-2; Florida Atlantic 3-3
What to Know
The James Madison Dukes will head out on the road to face off against the Florida Atlantic Owls at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at FAU Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
It looks like the Dukes got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. This past Wednesday, they lost to the Murray State Racers by a decisive 74-62 margin.
As for Florida Atlantic, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last Monday as they fell 83-78 to the Troy Trojans.
Barring any buzzer beaters, James Madison is expected to win a tight contest. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Wednesday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The losses put the Dukes at 5-2 and the Owls at 3-3. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: James Madison ranks eighth in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 11.6 on average. But Florida Atlantic comes into the matchup boasting the 21st fewest steals given up per game in college basketball at 4.5. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: FAU Arena -- Boca Raton, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $55.00
The Dukes are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Dukes as a 1-point favorite.
James Madison won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Jan 05, 2021 - James Madison 79 vs. Florida Atlantic 70
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