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12-16-2017 - Expert Prediction

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#521 James Madison
Dukes
#522 FIU
Panthers

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30pm

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James Madison Dukes

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FIU Panthers

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James Madison Dukes (3-8 SU, 3-6 ATS, 6-3 O/U) at FIU Golden Panthers (5-5 SU, 4-1-1 ATS, 3-2 O/U)

The James Madison Dukes are off to a rough start this season. They have lost two straight and four of their last five. The Dukes lost to Richmond on Sunday, 74-71. FIU is coming off an 87-85 loss at North Florida on Wednesday, to break a three-game winning streak. These teams met two years ago with JMU winning 64-61 at home on Nov. 20, 2015.

Dukes fall short at Richmond

Jacob Gilyard nailed a three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to give Richmond a three-point win over state rival James Madison. Gilyard led the Spiders with 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Richmond won despite shooting just 7-of-14 from the line and getting outrebounded by 14. They helped themselves by turning the ball over just four times, while the Dukes committed 15 turnovers. The Dukes shot 50.9 percent from the field and 9-of-21 from beyond the arc. They were led by Stuckey Mosley, who had 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting (5-9 3pt). Develle Phillips added 11 points and 17 rebounds for JMU.

Phillips (6-9, 210) has been a solid contributor as a DePaul transfer, who sat out last season. He’s averaging 9.5 points and 8.4 rebounds with 17 blocks in 11 games. He’s also had four double-doubles this season. Mosley is a Toledo transfer who leads the team with 20 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting (44.2% 3pt). The bigger issue with JMU is not scoring, although they are shooting just 43 percent from the field. It’s their defense, which gives up 80.3 points per game on 48.2 percent shooting (42.1% 3pt).

FIU falls by two on the road

UNF rallied from a second-half deficit to edge FIU by two on Wednesday. The Ospreys made 11 of their last 12 foul shots and shot 49.2 percent from the field. The Golden Panthers had the edge in the paint, outscoring North Florida, 56-34. Hassan Hussein led the Golden Panthers with 18 points and six boards, while Brian Bears Jr. added 16 points. FIU shot 48 percent from the floor and turned it over just seven times, while forcing 18. However, they shot just 3-of-16 from beyond the arc and just 10-of-17 from the line.

Eric Lockett leads FIU with 16.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds with 3.6 assists. The 6-5 guard, who began his career at George Mason, is shooting 51.1 percent from the floor. Trejon Jacob adds 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Beard chips in with 14.6 points and 4.0 assists per game. FIU is shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 28.4 percent from beyond the arc, while allowing 72.4 points per game on 42.8 percent shooting.

NCAAB Trends:

JMU is:

  • 3-8 ATS last 11 Saturday games.

FIU is:

  • 4-1 ATS last 5 after a SU loss.

Neither team is going to the Final Four but at least Florida International plays defense. The Panthers are also playing in Miami, which helps and can also be a distraction for the road team. JMU is 0-3 on the road and 0-3 on neutral sites.

Pick: FIU

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