|2013 March Madness First Four Odds: LIU-Brooklyn vs. James Madison|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:00|
LIU-Brooklyn vs. J. Madison Odds
This game will be played from University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio and the winner advances to face top-seeded Indiana as part of the East Region (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, LIU-Brooklyn is the slight favorite in this matchup, as it has odds of -2 points against James Madison. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 144 points. The opening odds for this game saw this as even, but the spread quickly shifted to LIU-Brooklyn, peaking at -2 points.
LIU-Brooklyn is in March Madness thanks to winning the Northeast Conference Tournament. The Blackbirds went 20-13 during the regular season and 12-6 in conference play, finishing second in the conference standings. Brooklyn has won five straight to end the season. LIU went 2-2 on a neutral floor this season and had just four lined games, covering the spread in all four contests. Brooklyn went 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 100 of the RPI.
James Madison is in the tournament by winning the Colonial Athletic Tournament. The Dukes went 20-14 for the season and 11-7 in conference play, finishing fourth during the conference regular season. James Madison has won four straight entering the tournament. The Dukes went 6-1 on a neutral floor this season and was an impressive 21-10 against the spread. James Madison went 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 100 of the RPI.
2013 March Madness First Four Odds – LIU-Brooklyn vs. James Madison
623 LIU-Brooklyn -2 Over 144
624 James Madison +2 Under 144