James Madison Dukes vs Troy State Trojans: Picks & Predictions 1/19/2023

James Madison Dukes vs Troy State Trojans: Picks & Predictions 1/19/2023

January 19, 2023



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Today we will be looking at this Sun Belt battle as the Troy Trojans prepare to visit the James Madison Dukes. It should be a good game because both of these clubs have a record of 12-7 and the conference rankings are currently quite close. Additionally, oddsmakers list this game as an even pick ’em, thus a close game is anticipated.


In the previous few seasons, James Madison has improved from being a really bad squad to becoming an average one. It seems like they’ve made a significant improvement as they aim to move on this time and become a genuine Sun Belt competitor.


They begin this season in 91st place after concluding the previous one with a Kenpom national ranking of 227. That’s mostly as a result of their 56th-ranked defense’s efficiency. That’s also largely because of the work they made in the offseason’s transfer portal, which includes bringing in Mount St. Mary’s big man Mezie Offurum, who is now the team’s top rebounder.


Six of the Dukes’ seven losses this season have been decided by nine points or less. One of them was against a top-tier North Carolina squad. Not many programs can say this, but James Madison has seven different players who average at least eight points each game.


On the other side of the court, Troy produced an unexpected 20-12 season last year after being the poorest team in the Sun Belt Conference just two seasons prior. The Trojans have a 12-7 record thus far this season as they attempt to demonstrate that their previous performance wasn’t an exception.


However, despite their generally strong defense, their offense has been appalling. They just lost against Appalachian State, scoring only 45 points and making fewer than 36% of their field goal attempts. They are 205th in the nation for offensive effectiveness, per Kenpom. They have only reached 66 points once in their last six games, thus recent results have been very dismal.


Let’s check the latest NCAAB picks, news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for Madison vs Troy. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.


James Madison Dukes vs Troy State Trojans Game Information


  • Date: 01/19/2023
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: Trojan Arena.
  • How to Watch Madison vs Troy: ESPNU
  • Live Stream: CBS.com


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