James Madison vs. Troy Sun Belt Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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James Madison vs. Troy Sun Belt Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 4 seed James Madison Dukes (21-10, 12-6 Sun Belt) and the No. 5 seed Troy Trojans (20-12, 11-7 Sun Belt) will look to advance in the Sun Belt tournament on Saturday as they meet in the conference tournament at 3:00 PM on ESPN+. James Madison is listed as a 4-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The over/under is 146.5 for the matchup.

James Madison vs. Troy Odds

  • James Madison odds to win: -184
  • Troy odds to win: +155
  • Spread: James Madison (-4)
  • Total: 146.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Pensacola, Florida
  • Venue: Pensacola Bay Center

Who Will Win James Madison vs. Troy?

James Madison and Troy Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

James Madison has a 12-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 4 points or more.

When it has played as at least a 4-point underdog this season, Troy is 3-2 against the spread.

The Dukes and the Trojans combine to average 7.9 more points per game than the over/under of 146.5 set for this matchup.

James Madison and Troy have seen their opponents average a combined 12.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 146.5 set for this matchup.

The average over/under James Madison has had in its matchups this year is 2.4 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average over/under in Trojans games this season is 6.8 fewer points than the point total of 146.5 for this outing.

The Dukes have a 19-10-0 record against the spread this season.

The Trojans are 14-15-0 against the spread this season.

James Madison Stats & Insights

James Madison averages 81.2 points per game (14th in college basketball) while allowing 67.7 per contest (111th in college basketball). It has a +418 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 13.5 points per game.

The 34.6 rebounds per game James Madison averages rank 41st in the nation, and are 3.9 more than the 30.7 its opponents record per contest.

The Dukes hit 8.2 three-pointers per game (89th in college basketball) while shooting 35.7% from deep (93rd in college basketball). They are making 1.3 more threes per outing than their opponents, who drain 6.9 per game while shooting 31.1%.

James Madison scores 98.9 points per 100 possessions (52nd in college basketball), while allowing 82.5 points per 100 possessions (ninth in college basketball).

The Dukes are averaging 86.4 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 11.5 more points than they’re averaging in away games (74.9).

Troy Stats & Insights

Troy has a +213 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.7 points per game. It is putting up 73.2 points per game, 143rd in college basketball, and is giving up 66.5 per contest to rank 75th in college basketball.

Troy pulls down 31.6 rebounds per game (185th in college basketball) while conceding 29.5 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.1 boards per game.

Troy hits 7.8 three-pointers per game (134th in college basketball), 1.7 more than its opponents.

Troy ranks 112th in college basketball averaging 96.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 76th, allowing 87.6 points per 100 possessions.

The Trojans are putting up more points at home (81.7 per game) than on the road (65.7).

James Madison Key Players to Watch

The Dukes scoring leader is Terrence Edwards, who averages 12.8 per contest to go with 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

James Madison’s leading rebounder is Mezie Offurum averaging 5.4 boards per game and its best passer is Takal Molson and his 2.4 assists per game.

Vado Morse makes more threes per game than any other member of the Dukes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.

The James Madison steals leader is Molson, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Alonzo Sule, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.

Troy Key Players to Watch

Zay Williams sits atop the Trojans leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Christyon Eugene dishes out more assists than any other Troy player with 2.7 per game. He also scores 11.6 points and pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game.

Aamer Muhammad is the most prolific from deep for the Trojans, hitting 1.9 threes per game.

Troy’s leader in steals is Nelson Phillips (2.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Williams (0.8 per game).

James Madison vs. Troy Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Troy (+4)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (146.5)

  • Prediction:
    James Madison 73, Troy 70
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