Only one more half stands between James Madison and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Buffalo 37-24.
James Madison entered the matchup having won six straight and they're just one half away from another. Will they make it seven, or will Buffalo step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.
Buffalo Bulls @ James Madison Dukes
Current Records: Buffalo 1-5, James Madison 6-0
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Atlantic Union Bank Center -- Harrisonburg, Virginia
- TV: ESPN Plus
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- Ticket Cost: $45.00
What to Know
James Madison will be playing the full four quarters on Wednesday, but they're expected to have things wrapped up well before that. They will be playing at home against the Buffalo Bulls at 7:00 p.m. ET at Atlantic Union Bank Center. Buffalo is crawling into this matchup hobbled by three consecutive losses, while James Madison will bounce in with six consecutive wins.
Winning is just a little bit easier when you nail seven more threes than your opponent, a fact James Madison proved on Wednesday. They steamrolled past the Bulldogs 95-64 on the road.
James Madison can attribute much of their success to Noah Freidel, who went 6 for 9 from beyond the arc en route to 26 points and 0 assists. Raekwon Horton was another key contributor, scoring 13 points.
Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored Buffalo last Wednesday, but the final result did not. Their painful 89-64 defeat to the Gaels might stick with them for a while.
Their wins bumped the Dukes to 6-0 and the Bulldogs to 3-2.
As mentioned, James Madison is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 23 points. Those brave souls putting their money on Buffalo against the spread have faith in an upset since their 0-5 ATS can't hold a candle to James Madison's 5-1.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: James Madison have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.5 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Buffalo struggles in that department as they've been even better at 38.7 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.
James Madison is a big 23-point favorite against Buffalo, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Dukes as a 22-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 158 points.
James Madison won the only game these two teams have played in the last year.
- Nov 12, 2022 - James Madison 97 vs. Buffalo 62
Injury Report for James Madison
- Justin Amadi: Out for the Season (Lower Body)
Injury Report for Buffalo
- James Graham: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)