Sun Belt rivals will clash when the James Madison Dukes (3-0) meet the Texas State Bobcats (2-2).
James Madison vs. Texas State Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 21.5 points, with oddsmakers listing James Madison as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, James Madison has -2579 odds to pick up the win, while Texas State is listed at +1013 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.
How to Watch James Madison vs. Texas State Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field
On defense, James Madison has been a top-25 unit, ranking third-best by surrendering just 211.7 yards per game. The offense ranks 35th (462.0 yards per game). James Madison has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (ninth-best with 46.3 points per game) and scoring defense (13th-best with 14.0 points allowed per game) this season. James Madison ranks 75th in pass offense (239.3 passing yards per game) and 29th in pass defense (183.7 passing yards allowed per game) this year. James Madison has been a tough opponent for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (15th-best with 222.7 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (best with 28.0 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. On the defensive side of the ball, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 10th-best by giving up a 26.3% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 59th (41.5% third-down conversion rate). James Madison has forced five total turnovers (81st in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (ninth in the FBS) for +3a turnover margin of +3, 30th-ranked in college football.
From an offensive perspective, Texas State is accumulating 369.0 total yards per game (94th-ranked). It ranks 26th in the FBS defensively (307.5 total yards given up per game). In terms of points scored Texas State ranks 97th in the FBS (24.0 points per game), and it is 58th on defense (23.0 points allowed per contest). Texas State ranks 49th in the FBS with 265.8 passing yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 24th-best by giving up only 176.5 passing yards per game. Texas State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 103.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 57th with 131.0 rushing yards allowed per contest. Texas State ranks 71st in the FBS with a 39.1% third-down conversion rate, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 25th-best by allowing a 29.3% third-down rate. After forcing six turnovers (56th in the FBS) and turning the ball over eight times (100th in the FBS) this season, Texas State has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.
James Madison vs. Texas State Betting Analysis
James Madison Betting Insights
James Madison has put together a record of 3-0-0 against the spread this season. James Madison has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 21.5-point favorites. James Madison games have gone over the total twice this season. The Dukes have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Dukes have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -2579 or shorter.
Bobcats Betting Insights
Texas State has covered the spread in a game two times this season (2-2-0). Texas State is winless against the spread when it has played as 21.5-point underdogs or more (0-1). Games involving Texas State has hit the over once this season. The Bobcats lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Bobcats have played as an underdog of +1013 or more once this season and lost that game.
James Madison vs. Texas State Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||57.0||57.0||57.0|
|Implied Total AVG||37.3||40.0||32.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||57.6||62.8||52.5|
|Implied Total AVG||37.8||41.0||34.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-0||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
Players to Watch
- Jamare Edwards has played three games, delivering 1.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 13 tackles for the Dukes.
- Taurus Jones has helped carry the Dukes’ defense with 1.0 TFL and 16 tackles in three games.
- The Dukes’ defense has been aided by the contributions of James Carpenter, who has played three games and totaled 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
- With 2.0 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and seven tackles, Jamree Kromah has helped carry the Dukes’ defense over three games.
- Levi Bell has been wreaking havoc on defense, registering 16 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks for the Bobcats.
- Ben Bell has been wreaking havoc on defense, collecting nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Bobcats.
- Kordell Rodgers has been doing his part on defense, collecting seven tackles and three interceptions for the Bobcats.
- The Bobcats’ Sione Tupou has posted 13 tackles and one interception in four games.
James Madison vs. Texas State Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this matchup is James Madison, and we expect that James Madison will cover the spread (James Madison -21.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.