The No. 25 James Madison Dukes (5-0) face a Sun Belt matchup with the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-3).
James Madison vs. Georgia Southern Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with bookmakers listing James Madison as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, James Madison has -492 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia Southern is listed at +356 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 67.5 points.
How to Watch James Madison vs. Georgia Southern Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Statesboro, Georgia
- Stadium: Allen E. Paulson Stadium
James Madison has been surging on both sides of the ball, ranking 17th-best in total offense (488.8 yards per game) and third-best in total defense (229.6 yards allowed per game). James Madison has been thriving on both sides of the ball, ranking sixth-best in scoring offense (44.2 points per game) and 14th-best in scoring defense (15.0 points allowed per game). Defensively, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 23rd-best by allowing just 187.6 passing yards per game. The Dukes rank 33rd on offense (273.8 passing yards per game). James Madison has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (15th-best with 215.0 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (best with 42.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. James Madison has the 48th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (43.9% conversion rate), and has been more effective defensively, ranking third-best with a 25.4% third-down percentage allowed. James Madison owns the 19th-best turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 10 turnovers (36th in the FBS) while turning it over five times (18th in the FBS).
On defense, Georgia Southern is a bottom-25 unit, giving up 456.7 total yards per game (11th-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the offensive side of the ball, putting up 491.8 total yards per contest (13th-best). Georgia Southern ranks 28th in the FBS with 37.0 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 97th with 30.3 points given up per game on defense. Georgia Southern’s pass offense has been dominant, accumulating 322.2 passing yards per contest (11th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 69th by giving up 230.0 passing yards per game. Georgia Southern ranks 55th in rushing yards per game (169.7), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS with 226.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Georgia Southern’s third-down offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks third-best in the FBS with a 57.7% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, it is ceding a 41.0% third-down rate, which ranks 84th. Georgia Southern owns a -4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
James Madison vs. Georgia Southern Betting Analysis
James Madison Betting Insights
James Madison has covered the spread in each of its five games with a set spread. James Madison is a perfect 2-0 ATS when playing as at least 12.5-point favorites. Games involving James Madison have hit the over four times this season. The Dukes have not yet lost when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0. The Dukes have played as a moneyline favorite of -492 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
Eagles Betting Insights
Georgia Southern has covered the spread four times over six games with a set total. Georgia Southern is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 12.5-point underdogs. This season, Georgia Southern games have hit the over three times. This season, the Eagles have been the underdog four times and won one of those games. The Eagles have entered two games this season as the underdog by +356 or more and won each of those games.
James Madison vs. Georgia Southern Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||55.6||55.2||56.3|
|Implied Total AVG||36.6||39.0||33.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||2-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||63.3||60.5||64.8|
|Implied Total AVG||39.8||42.5||38.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-3||0-0||1-3|
Players to Watch
- Taurus Jones has played five games, compiling 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 27 tackles, and one interception for the Dukes.
- As part of the Dukes’ defense, Isaac Ukwu has compiled 3.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles in five games.
- The Dukes’ defense has been helped by the play of Jamare Edwards, who has suited up for five games and delivered 16 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
- The Dukes’ defense has been aided by Jailin Walker, who has suited up for five games, posting 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 19 tackles, and two interceptions.
- In six games for the Eagles, Marques Watson-Trent has totaled 0.5 sacks to go with 13 tackles.
- Anthony Wilson has amassed nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks in six games for the Eagles.
- The Eagles’ Justin Ellis has collected eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.
- Isaac Walker has totaled one interception to go with three tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended In six games for the Eagles.
James Madison vs. Georgia Southern 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 -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 67.5 points.