James Madison vs. Marshall Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Sun Belt opponents will clash when the James Madison Dukes (5-1) battle the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-3).

James Madison vs. Marshall Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with oddsmakers listing James Madison as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, James Madison has -470 odds to pick up the win, while Marshall is listed at +350 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch James Madison vs. Marshall Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field

Betting Preview

James Madison

James Madison has been surging on both offense and defense, ranking sixth-best in total offense (519.8 yards per game) and 11th-best in total defense (289.7 yards allowed per game). On the offensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit, ranking sixth-best in the FBS by putting up 43.2 points per game. The Dukes rank 28th on defense (20.0 points allowed per game). James Madison has the 94th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (252.7 allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 18th-best with 306.2 passing yards per game. James Madison has been a tough opponent for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (18th-best with 213.7 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (best with 37.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this season. On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking ninth-best by giving up a 28.4% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 46th (43.9% third-down conversion rate). James Madison has forced 11 total turnovers (43rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (57th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 43rd-ranked in college football.


Marshall ranks 70th in the FBS with 399.0 total yards per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 13th-best by giving up just 290.7 total yards per game. Marshall has been keeping opposing offenses in check on the defensive side of the ball, giving up only 17.3 points per game (16th-best). Offensively, it ranks 83rd by accumulating 26.7 points per game. Marshall’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 188.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 47th with 213.3 passing yards ceded per contest. Things have been going well for Marshall on both offense and defense, as it is compiling 210.2 rushing yards per game (21st-best) and allowing just 77.3 rushing yards per game (second-best). Marshall’s defense has been thriving on third down, giving up a 26.2% third-down conversion rate (third-best). On offense, it ranks 66th in the FBS with a 39.6% third-down rate. At +4, Marshall has the 28th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (40th in the FBS).

James Madison vs. Marshall Betting Analysis

James Madison Betting Insights

James Madison has covered the spread five times over six games with a set spread. In games it has played as 12.5-point favorites or more, James Madison has an ATS record of 2-1. Games involving James Madison have hit the over five times this season. The Dukes have won 75% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (3-1). The Dukes have gone 2-1 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -470 or shorter (66.7%).

Thundering Herd Betting Insights

Marshall is 2-4-0 against the spread this year. Marshall is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 12.5-point underdogs. Marshall games have gone over the total once this season. The Thundering Herd won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Thundering Herd are undefeated in two games this season when they’re the underdog by +350 or more on the moneyline.

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James Madison vs. Marshall Against The Spread & Betting Records

James Madison

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.7 55.2 60.2
Implied Total AVG 37.3 39.0 35.7
ATS Record 5-1-0 3-0-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 2-1-0 3-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 2-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Thundering Herd

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.3 54.5 50.0
Implied Total AVG 36.5 41.0 32.0
ATS Record 2-4-0 1-2-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-5-0 0-3-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-3 1-1 0-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Players to Watch

James Madison

  • As part of the Dukes’ defense, Taurus Jones has registered 34 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception in six games.
  • The Dukes’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Jailin Walker, who has suited up for six games and delivered 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 28 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • As part of the Dukes’ defensive unit, Isaac Ukwu has delivered 15 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in six games.
  • A significant piece of the Dukes’ defense, Jamare Edwards has 18 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in six games.

Thundering Herd

  • Owen Porter has collected one interception to go with 12 tackles, 4.0 TFL, three sacks, and one pass defended in six games for the Thundering Herd.
  • Micah Abraham has amassed 10 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and three interceptions in six games for the Thundering Herd.
  • Abraham Beauplan has registered 2.0 TFL and 30 tackles in six games for the Thundering Herd.
  • On defense, Eli Neal has supplied 28 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in six games.

James Madison vs. Marshall Predictions and Pick

James Madison vs. Marshall betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Dukes (-12.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (50.5)

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Our prediction to win this matchup 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 over the posted total of 50.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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