James Madison Dukes VS College of Charleston Cougars

College Basketball 06:30 PM EST

Saturday

01/30/2020

CBSSN

Spread: Charleston Cougar -4

Over/Under: 152.5

College of Charleston Cougars vs James Madison Dukes 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

College of Charleston Cougars vs James Madison Dukes 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

College of Charleston Cougars vs James Madison Dukes 1/30/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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Charleston Cougars (12-9 overall and 6-3 in CAC) will be facing Madison Dukes (8-12 overall and 1-8 in the CAC) Thursday night, Jan. 30, 2020 (7pm EST) at JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, VA.  This is the second time these two teams will battle in the hardcourt. The first one was last January 4 of this year with Charleston winning at home, 85-69. Tonight, the Cougars will be aiming for their second win over Madison Dukes after its recent home loss.

Charleston is 5-1 in the CAA going into their three-game home stand and loss to Northeastern (79-76). The Cougars also lost to UNCW (72-70) with the only win against Hofstra, 69-67 at home. The Cougars have now 3 losses in four outings. Charleston Cougars is now struggling to better their records. The loss of the Cougars to UNCW on Saturday, who fired their coach two weeks ago, puzzled fans. Charleston dominated the board over UNCW by 8 with less turnovers (5x) but suffered a record of 35% from the floor and 18% (6 out of 33 attempts) from beyond the arc. Charleston Guard Grant Riller led the Cougars with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting while the other starters pitched in a combined 9 for 38 from the field.

Charleston ranked 147th in KenPom with adjusted efficiency ranking, 98th in offense and 218th in defense. Cougars Guard Grant Riller leads his team with 21.3 points and 4.2 assists per game.The Cougars were out rebounded by 1.7 per outings and struggled much in offense, making a record of just 43.7% in all of their attempts and converting just 33% from beyond the arc. But Charleston was good in free throw shooting being in rank # 21 in the nation.

College of Charleston Cougars vs James Madison Dukes Predictions 1/30/2020

On the other hand, James Madison Dukes struggle continues, they lost six straight games. The Dukes lost at Elon on Saturday (82-73),one of the worst teams in the conference on a 15points deficit at the half. They did cut the lead to nine at the early start of the second half but Phoenix went on a 10-2 run. Matt Lewis led the Dukes with 33 points,including six out of ten from beyond the arc. JMU just shot 38% from the field with 13 turnovers. They were also left behind in rebounding by 5 and Elon managed to survive the line with 26 out of 31 (84%) record.

College of Charleston Cougars vs. James Madison Dukes. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Charleston Cougars -4. The Dukes failed to cover their six straight games while The Cougars won the first game at home easily. They forced 15 turnovers and converted 13 out of 23 attempts from a distance. The Dukes was not able to control Grant Riller in their defenses, giving him the chance to score 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The Dukes lost their last four games at home and The Cougar having a much better record might be their toughest opponent. Prediction for this game, Charleston Cougars.

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NCAAB Starting Time :  6:30 pm EST

Location :  JMU Convocation Center, Harrisburg, VA

Date :  January 30, 2020

TV :  CBSSN

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread :  Charleston Cougar -4

Total Over-Under :  152.5

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