The James Madison Dukes (4-0) face a Sun Belt matchup versus the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-3).
James Madison vs. Arkansas State Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with sportsbooks listing James Madison as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, James Madison has -434 odds to pick up the win, while Arkansas State is listed at +322 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 55.5 points.
How to Watch James Madison vs. Arkansas State Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NFL Network
- Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
- Stadium: Centennial Bank Stadium
James Madison sports the 29th-ranked offense this year (461.5 yards per game), and has been even more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking best with just 220.3 yards allowed per game. James Madison has been a handful for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (eighth-best with 44.8 points per game) and scoring defense (eighth-best with 13.8 points allowed per game) this season. James Madison has the 70th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (243.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 15th-best with only 172.8 passing yards allowed per game. James Madison has been shining on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking 18th-best in rushing offense (217.8 rushing yards per game) and best in rushing defense (47.5 rushing yards allowed per game). On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking fourth-best by allowing a 24.0% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 52nd (42.6% third-down conversion rate). With nine forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) against five turnovers committed (28th in the FBS), James Madison (+4) owns the 26th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
Arkansas State ranks 78th with 394.0 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 59th with 361.4 total yards allowed per contest on defense. Arkansas State is generating 34.6 points per game on offense this season (42nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 29.8 points per game (97th-ranked) on defense. Arkansas State ranks 56th in the FBS with 254.0 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 83rd with 239.8 passing yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, Arkansas State is posting 140.0 rushing yards per contest (87th-ranked). It ranks 46th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (121.6 rushing yards given up per game). Arkansas State’s third-down defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with a 28.6% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is posting a 39.2% third-down rate, which ranks 71st. Arkansas State has a 0 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
James Madison vs. Arkansas State Betting Analysis
James Madison Betting Insights
James Madison is a perfect 4-0-0 against the spread so far this season. In games they have played as 11-point favorites or more, James Madison has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. James Madison games have gone over the total three times this season. The Dukes have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Dukes have played as a moneyline favorite of -434 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
Red Wolves Betting Insights
Arkansas State has covered the spread five times over five games with a set total. Arkansas State has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 11-point underdogs. This year, three Arkansas State games have gone over the point total. The Red Wolves have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Red Wolves have not won as an underdog of +322 or more on the moneyline this season in two such games.
James Madison vs. Arkansas State Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||55.6||55.2||57.0|
|Implied Total AVG||37.3||39.0||32.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||2-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||60.9||58.3||62.7|
|Implied Total AVG||40.2||37.5||42.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||2-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-2||0-0||0-2|
Players to Watch
- As part of the Dukes’ defensive unit, Taurus Jones has registered 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in four games.
- The Dukes’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Jamare Edwards, who has suited up for four games and totaled 1.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 13 tackles.
- As part of the Dukes’ defense, Jailin Walker has recorded two interceptions to go along with 13 tackles and two passes defended in four games.
- An important contributor to the Dukes’ defensive unit, James Carpenter has 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in four games.
- Dennard Flowers has been wreaking havoc on defense, totaling three tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks for the Red Wolves.
- Melique Straker has collected 15 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games for the Red Wolves.
- Jordan Carmouche has been doing his part on defense, collecting 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and 16 tackles for the Red Wolves.
- The Red Wolves’ Thurman Geathers has posted six tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games.
James Madison vs. Arkansas State Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this game is James Madison, and we predict that James Madison will cover the spread (James Madison -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 55.5 points.