James Madison Dukes vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/19/2023 – Marshall Thundering Herd will take on James Madison Dukes in Huntington, West Virginia for an anticipated college football matchup that promises an exhilarating mid-season showdown. Expect an exhilarating game, so let’s break down what to look out for during this crucial contest. Here are key details of this contest and what should be kept an eye out for during this contest. The best college football betting picks are updated below as these teams clash in this exciting game.
James Madison Dukes vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/19/2023 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, October 19, 2023|
|Time:||7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Joan C. Edwards Stadium|
Curt Cignetti vs Charles Huff
James Madison Dukes come into this matchup boasting an impressive 6-0 record and are on an unstoppable winning streak, recently beating Georgia Southern 28-1 at home with their dominant offense averaging 34.5 points per game while amassing almost 400 yards of total offense through six games this season. At the same time, their defense has held opponents to only 21 points per game on average this year!
James Madison dominated Georgia Southern in a dominating 41-point performance led by quarterback Jordan McCloud. McCloud completed 20 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns while also setting an excellent example on defense, allowing only 13 points across 368 yards while forcing three turnovers.
Marshall Thundering Herd have had an uneven season so far but have seen their fortunes change drastically. Although they posted four wins out of their first six matches, including an 18-point defeat against Georgia State last time out, their defense has faltered badly during these recent defeats, surrendering over 350 yards per game while giving up an average of 44.5 points per contest.
Cam Fancher has led Marshall’s offense this season, amassing 1,506 passing yards and seven touchdowns on 144 completions. Running back Rasheen Ali has also excelled, amassing 641 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns from just 124 carries – while receiver Darryle Simmons leads with 207 yards on 19 receptions, followed by Caleb Coombs who has amassed 197 receiving yards with two touchdowns on 23 receptions.
Marshall Thundering Herd +3.5 — Over/Under: 50
Both teams have displayed strengths and weaknesses throughout the season, making this matchup all the more compelling. James Madison boasts an unbeaten record and potency offense which are surefire ways of outwitting Marshall’s defense in any encounter. If they continue this pattern of quick starts and points scored early on in games like these then James Madison should put Marshall to a serious test defensively.
Marshall must focus on strengthening their defense, which has suffered in their recent losses. Their offense has shown promise, and must perform at their best in order to compete against Dukes’ high scoring rate.
James Madison Dukes Betting Trends
James Madison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Dukes are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games.
James Madison are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
James Madison are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Sun Belt conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison’s last 6 games against an opponent in the East Division.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of James Madison’s last 7 games when playing as the favourite.
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
Marshall are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall’s last 5 games.
Marshall are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
Marshall are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Thundering Herd are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Sun Belt conference.
Marshall are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marshall’s last 7 games played in week 8.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall’s last 6 games played on a Thursday.
James Madison Dukes vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Pick
With both teams looking to maintain their unbeaten records in college football this season, fans can expect an exciting and competitive matchup between James Madison Dukes and Marshall Thundering Herd. James Madison boasts powerful offensive and defensive capabilities which make them the team to beat; however, Marshall are keen on recovering from recent losses by challenging James Madison with strong play on offense and defense.
Marshall will need to tighten their defense while James Madison maintains its dominating form if they want a shot at winning this match-up on the gridiron, leaving football enthusiasts eagerly watching as these two sides battle it out on the pitch. Don’t miss all the action; stay tuned with us and check out our College Football Picks for further insights into this exhilarating sport. Marshall is currently the underdog in this game as per the best USA online sportsbook odds.
Score Prediction: James Madison Dukes 31, Marshall Thundering Herd 13.