James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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Sun Belt foes will clash when the James Madison Dukes (7-3) face the No. 23 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-1).

James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with sportsbooks listing James Madison as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, James Madison has -627 odds to pick up the win, while Coastal Carolina is listed at +442 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 53 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field

Betting Preview

James Madison

On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best by giving up just 301.5 yards per game. The offense ranks 26th (447.6 yards per game). James Madison has the 36th-ranked defense this year (22.3 points allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best with 36.0 points per game. From an offensive standpoint, James Madison ranks 36th in the FBS with 263.1 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 67th in passing yards allowed per contest (222.3). On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking best by surrendering just 79.2 per game. The Dukes rank 45th on offense (184.5 rushing yards per game). James Madison ranks 68th in third-down percentage this season (39.1%), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking sixth-best in the FBS with a 28.3% third-down percentage allowed. James Madison ranks 100th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 20 turnovers (21st in the FBS) while committing 20 (107th in the FBS).

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Coastal Carolina

In terms of total offense, Coastal Carolina ranks 37th in the FBS (431.5 total yards per game) and 92nd defensively (403.5 total yards allowed per contest). Coastal Carolina is accumulating 31.6 points per game on offense this season (44th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 26.9 points per contest (74th-ranked) on defense. Coastal Carolina has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 13th-worst with 277.5 passing yards given up per game. It has been more productive on offense, putting up 257.6 passing yards per contest (39th-ranked). Coastal Carolina is accumulating 173.9 rushing yards per game on offense this season (52nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 126.0 rushing yards per game (35th-ranked) on defense. Coastal Carolina’s third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 24th-best in the FBS with a 45.8% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is surrendering a 41.1% third-down rate, which ranks 89th. Coastal Carolina has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +10 ranks ninth-best in the FBS, with 22 forced turnovers (11th in the nation) and 12 turnovers committed (21st in the nation).

James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Betting Analysis

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James Madison Betting Insights

James Madison has covered the spread six times this season (6-4-0). James Madison is a perfect 2-0 ATS when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites. James Madison games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under six times this season. The Dukes have won 71.4% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (5-2). The Dukes have played as a moneyline favorite of -627 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.

Chanticleers Betting Insights

Coastal Carolina is 4-6-0 against the spread this year. Coastal Carolina’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under five times this season. The Chanticleers have won both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Chanticleers have played as an underdog of +442 or more once this season and won that game.

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James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Against The Spread & Betting Records

James Madison

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.6 53.1 56.1
Implied Total AVG 34.2 35.4 33.0
ATS Record 6-4-0 3-2-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-4-0 3-2-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-2 3-1 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Chanticleers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.7 60.1 58.7
Implied Total AVG 34.6 35.6 32.3
ATS Record 4-6-0 2-5-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-5-0 4-3-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 4-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-0 1-0 1-0

Players to Watch

James Madison

  • With 1.0 sack to go with 6.0 TFL, 57 tackles, and one interception in 10 games, Taurus Jones has been a key contributor to the Dukes’ defense in 2022.
  • Isaac Ukwu has played 10 games, recording 27 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and 7.5 sacks for the Dukes.
  • As part of the Dukes’ defense, Jamare Edwards has registered 32 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 10 games.
  • Jailin Walker, as part of the Dukes’ defensive unit, has recorded 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 41 tackles, and three interceptions in 10 games.

Chanticleers

  • In 10 games for the Chanticleers, JT Killen has amassed 2.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 40 tackles.
  • Josaiah Stewart has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 21 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks for the Chanticleers.
  • Adrian Hope has 4.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 16 tackles, and one interception in 10 games.
  • Jarrod Clark has compiled 2.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 20 tackles in 10 games for the Chanticleers.

James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina Predictions and Pick

James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Chanticleers (+14.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (53)

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How to Bet on James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina

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Our pick to win this contest is James Madison, and we predict that Coastal Carolina will cover the spread (James Madison -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 53 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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