Check out our analysis and prediction for this week’s 13 college football match in Conway for James Madison vs Coastal Carolina. See our predictions to win and cover the spread in this NCAA matchup.
- The James Madison Dukes are ranked 23rd in passing yards.
- Coastal Carolina’s defense gives up the 83rd fewest points per game.
JAMES MADISON VS COASTAL CAROLINA PREVIEW
This week 13 game between the Chanticleers and the Dukes kicks off at Brooks Stadium at 3:30 ET. ESPN2 will provide the TV coverage of this matchup between JMAD and COAST.Rivals in the Sun Belt league, the Dukes are favored by 9.5 points on the road. Can they cover the spread and win on the road?
JAMES MADISON VS. COASTAL CAROLINA MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina vs. James Madison Dukes
- Where: Brooks Stadium in Conway
- Date: November 25, Saturday
JAMES MADISON PREVIEW: WILL JAMES MADISON BUILD OFF THEIR WIN?
James Madison’s record suffered after their most recent game versus Appalachian State, when it fell to 10-1. The Dukes ultimately suffered a 26-23 defeat in the contest. This season, James Madison has started seven games as the favorite and two as the underdog. As of right now, their ATS record is 7-2. James Madison’s games have an average over/under line of 50.2 points in 11 games. With a combined scoring average of 52.2 points per game, OU has a 6-3 record.
The Dukes’ offensive output versus Appalachian State was one touchdown on the ground and 63 rushing yards. James Madison scored once and threw 46 times for 289 yards in the passing attack. Jordan McCloud ran for a score and passed for one in James Madison’s most recent defeat. He completed 58.7% of his throws for 289 yards via the air throughout the game.
James Madison’s defense gave up 387 yards to Appalachian State in all. This entails surrendering 318 passing yards and 69 permitted yards on the ground. With 18.9 points allowed per game entering this week’s match, the James Madison defense is ranked 67th in terms of points allowed. Averaging 268.3 passing yards per game, opponents have been gaining an advantage over them (164th in the nation). With 62.3 rushing yards allowed on the ground, they are fourth in college football.
COASTAL CAROLINA PREVIEW: WILL COASTAL CAROLINA BUILD OFF ITS WIN?
After losing to Army 28–21, Coastal Carolina is hoping to get back on track this week. Nevertheless, after 11 games, they have a 7–4 record that is above.500. The Chanticleers are the underdog in six games going into this week’s game against James Madison, having been favored in three of them. They had a 6-3 ATS record going into the match. The over/under record for Coastal Carolina is 2-7 going into this week’s match. With an average of 51.1 points per game, their margin against their over/under lines is at -7.2.
The Chanticleers’ attack, facing Army, amassed 386 yards in total offense; 107 of those yards came from the ground and 279 from the air. They had a 4/10 third-down efficiency and three passing touchdowns. In the loss against Army, quarterback Jarrett Guest of Coastal Carolina completed three touchdown passes. In all, he completed 72.2% of his passes for 279 yards and had a passer rating of 110.76.
Coastal Carolina gave Army a total of 367 yards in the defense. This entails surrendering 0 passing yards and 367 permitted yards on the ground. As they get ready for this game, Coastal Carolina’s defense is rated 155th in terms of passing yards allowed per game. Against the Chanticleers, opponents have attempted 29.6 passing attempts on average. They are currently ranked 83rd in college football after giving up 21.8 points per game thus far. They rank 121st in the NCAA in the rush defense category.
JAMES MADISON VS COASTAL CAROLINA BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
James Madison defeated the squad last year 47–7 in their most recent head-to-head encounter. With 215 rushing yards in the end, James Madison’s running assault averaged 6.3 yards per carry. They conceded 183 offensive yards versus Coastal Carolina on defense.
James Madison is still the road favorite, but the lines have dropped to -9.5 from their opening 10.5-point spread. James Madison is now assigned a 78% chance of winning with an ML payoff of -365 according to the moneyline odds. Conversely, with a moneyline of +276 and an assumed win percentage of 27%, the Chanticleers are the underdog.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- When examining James Madison’s last ten away games, they have a 7-3 record against the spread.
- Coastal Carolina has won two of its previous three home games against the spread.
- When Coastal Carolina entered a game as the underdog the previous five times, their overall record was 4-1.
- James Madison has a 3-2 record when playing as the favorite against the spread in their last five games.
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