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Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes 12/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Virginia Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast Conference will go against the James Madison Dukes of the Colonial Athletic Conference in NCAAB action in Atlantic Union Bank Center, Harrisonburg, VA, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 6:30 PM (EST).

 

On Friday night, Virginia survived with a 57-56 victory against Pittsburgh in the ACC season opener. Despite surrendering a 10-point advantage, the Cavaliers showed grit by rallying from a four-point deficit with 25 seconds left.

 

The Cavaliers won with 15 points from sophomore Jayden Gardner and 10 points from junior Armaan Franklin. Tony Bennett’s team enters Wednesday’s game at No. 49 in the current KenPom rankings, following a sluggish start to the year.

 

With a modified 106.9 offensive rating through 9 matches, the Cavaliers are ranked 80th in the country. While Virginia performed admirably in the basketball department (ranking 78th in the NCAA), it failed to shoot the ball effectively from all 3 levels.

 

The Cavaliers have an efficient field goal percentage of 49.3 percent, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA, and a 32.7 percent 3-point shooting %, which ranks them 193rd.

 

With an adjusted defensive rating of 93.8, the Cavaliers are ranked 49th in the country. They also held opponents to just 43.1 percent shooting from the free-throw line, which ranks them 26th in the US.

 

  • The University of Virginia Cavaliers is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 matches.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 matches in the Colonial Athletic Conference.
  • Virginia is 10-4 SU in their last 14 matches on the road.

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Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Predictions 12/7/2021

 

On Thursday night, James Madison defeated Eastern Mennonite 96-54 thanks to senior Takal Molson’s 25 points and 11 rebounds. James Madison, a team that induced 27 turnovers on the night, was led by Vado Morse (15 points) and Alonzo Sule (12 points).

 

Following an outstanding 7-2 start to the year, Mark Byington’s team was placed No. 174 in the latest KenPom rankings heading into the weekend. The Dukes have an altered offensive rating of 99.9, which ranks them 201st in the US, and they shot only 29.6 percent from the 3-point range, which ranks them 285th in the NCAA.

 

James Madison underperformed with ball security, turning the ball over on 20.4 percent of offensive possessions this year, which ranks them 233rd in the NCAA. Instead, James Madison had to rely on its defense to halt the opposition.

 

The Dukes yielded 100.6 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks them 157th in the NCAA. The Dukes’ defense was particularly effective in stifling opposing attacks this season, forcing opponents at 23.4 percent turnovers of the time, which ranks 35th in the NCAA.

 

  • The University of James Madison Dukes is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 matches.
  • James Madison is 0-9 SU in their last 9 matches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • The Dukes are 11-2 SU in their last 13 matches at home.

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Virginia Cavaliers. The season for Virginia was up and down, starting with a disheartening upset defeat to the Navy.

 

To generate stops and remain in matches, the Dukes depend on forcing mistakes, which will be difficult to do against a disciplined and meticulous Virginia squad. The Cavaliers have a formidable defensive scheme that most mid-major opponents find difficult to break down.

 

In this Tuesday night game versus the Dukes, pick the Cavaliers to cover the spread on the road. Virginia will win to a predicted score of 66-59.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:30 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Atlantic Union Bank Center, Harrisonburg, VA

 

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

 

TV: CBSS

 

NCAAB Odds: Virginia Cavaliers -7

 

NCAAB Totals: 123.5

 

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