James Madison @ Troy
Current Records: James Madison 12-7; Troy 12-7
what to know
The Troy Trojans will be returning home after a two-game road trip. The Trojans and the James Madison Dukes will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 7 pm ET Thursday at Trojan Arena. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game.
Troy ended up making a good deal behind the app. State Mountaineers when they played on Saturday, losing 58-45.
Meanwhile, James Madison strolled past the Georgia Southern Eagles with points to spare on Saturday, taking the contest 83-71.
Troy and James Madison now sit at an identical 12-7. A couple of stats to keep an eye on: Troy enters the matchup with 16.9 takeaways on average, good for 23rd best in college basketball. But the Dukes are even better: they rank sixth in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 19 on average. We’ll see if that edge gives James Madison a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 pm ET
- Where: Trojan Arena — Troy, Alabama
- Follow: CBS Sports app
- Ticket cost: $19.95
The Dukes are a slight 1-point favorite against the Trojans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.