The James Madison Dukes (10-1) travel to face off against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-4) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Brooks Stadium in Conway and televised on ESPN2. Both James Madison and Coastal Carolina will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 ET.
James Madison Dukes vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
The James Madison Dukes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, James Madison fell to Appalachian State by a score of 26-23. The team’s went into overtime in the game, as they were all tied at 20-20 in regulation. Against Appalachian State, Jordan McCloud not only threw for one touchdown but also ran for one touchdown. He concluded with 289 passing yards and a completion rate of 58.7%.
The pre-game over/under line for this matchup was 56.5 points, which the teams fell short of. James Madison not only lost straight-up but didn’t cover the spread as 10-point favorites.
With a 10-1 record, the James Madison Dukes take on Coastal Carolina. Their road record so far is (5-0) and at home (4-0).
Heading into this week’s matchup with Coastal Carolina, the Dukes have been favored in seven games and the underdog in two. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 7-2. James Madison has an over/under record of 6-3 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 52.2 points with the average over/under line being 50.2 points.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coastal Carolina is coming off a 28-21 loss to Army and were unable to mount a comeback after trailing by 14 heading into the 4th quarter. Quarterback Jarrett Guest threw for three touchdowns in Coastal Carolina’s loss over Army. Overall, he had a passer rating of 110.76 while completing 72.2% of his passes for 279 yards.
Going into the game, Coastal Carolina was favored by 1.5, giving them an ATS loss. On the over/under, the team’s combined for 49 which surpassed the betting line of 40.5 points.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers take on the James Madison with a 7-4 record, including 3-3 on the road and 2-1 at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with James Madison, the Chanticleers have been favored in three games and the underdog in six. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-3. So far in this season, Coastal Carolina has posted an over/under record of 2-7. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 51.1 points, with the typical over/under line set at 56.4 points.
James Madison Offense Breakdown
James Madison enters the game on offense with an average of 33.3, ranking them 24th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 23rd in the nation, with an average of 283.7 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 87th in rushing yards, with an average of 386 rushing attempts per game this season.
Jordan McCloud, the team’s top passer, has thrown for 3089 yards with a completion rate of 68.4%. His current average yards per pass attempt is 9.
Coastal Carolina Offense Breakdown
Coastal Carolina comes into the game with an offense averaging 29.3, which places them at 47th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 34th nationally, with an average of 268 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 56th in the nation, with 393 rushing attempts per game for the season.
Grayson McCall is the top passer for the team this season, with 1919 yards and an average of 12.7 per completion. His completion rate is 67.4%, and he’s thrown 10 touchdowns.
James Madison Team Defense
The Dukes defense comes into the game with 43 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 18.9 points per game (67th). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 164th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 268.3 passing yards per game. Additionally, James Madison’s run defense comes in allowing 62.3 rushing yards per contest.
Coastal Carolina Team Defense
As we head into this week’s game, the Coastal Carolina defense ranks 83rd for points allowed, with an average of 21.8 points per game. Teams have been gaining 201.3 passing yards per game against them (54th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 169.7 rushing yards, placing them 121st in college football.
James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Trends
- Looking at James Madison’s ten most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 7-3.
- Looking across Coastal Carolina’s ten most recent home games, they are 5-5 against the spread.
- Coastal Carolina is 6-4 in their last ten games as underdogs.
- The previous ten time that James Madison was favored, they are 6-4 against the spread.
My pick on the point spread is to take James Madison at -9.5. Look for the James Madison run defense to make things tough all game for Coastal Carolina’s offense. I like the Dukes as road favorites.
Not only does our model have a projected total of 51 points in this matchup, but the eye test has me feeling this line of 50.5 is low. I like James Madison and Coastal Carolina to exceed 50.5 points.
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