James Madison Dukes vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/19/2023 – Marshall Thundering Herd will meet James Madison Dukes in Huntington, WV for an enthralling conference matchup in an anticipated gridiron clash. Both teams have shown impressive form this year and should provide for an incredible encounter on the gridiron. Let’s analyze key aspects of this game between these talented college football teams and what you should expect out of it. The college football picks tonight are updated below as these teams clash in an important game.
James Madison Dukes vs Marshall Thundering Herd 10/19/2023
|When:||Thursday, October 19, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Joan C. Edwards Stadium|
It's game day for the Dukes!
Listen to my conversation with DE Mikail Kamara as JMU squares off with Marshall tonight in Huntington.
— Dave Riggert (@DaveRiggert) October 19, 2023
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James Madison University has been on an unstoppable run, boasting an unblemished 6-0 record this season and winning each game without ever trailing. Their latest victory came from a stunning 28-point thrashing of Georgia Southern at home. James Madison’s offense has been strong averaging 34.5 points per game while amassing over 400 yards of total offense from just six games; their defense has also been impressive, holding opposing teams to an average of only 21 points per contest!
James Madison demonstrated their offensive prowess by scoring 41 points despite going scoreless in the fourth quarter, and their defense also stood out, allowing only thirteen points on 368 total yards while forcing three key turnovers during play. Jordan McCloud led James Madison’s offense, completing 20 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns.
Marshall Thundering Herd’s Challenge
Marshall Thundering Herd have had their fair share of ups and downs this season. Starting off strong with four consecutive wins, they’ve experienced some difficulty lately with losses to Georgia State (17-point defeat) and Missouri. On defense, however, Marshall has struggled, giving up over 350 yards and an average of 44.5 points during these losses.
Cam Francher has led Marshall’s offense with 1,506 passing yards and seven touchdowns on 144 completions. Rasheen Ali has excelled with 641 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on just 124 carries; Darryle Simmons leads in receiving with 207 yards on 19 receptions while Caleb Coombs holds second with 197 receiving yards and two scores from 23 catches.
The Battle Ahead
This matchup promises to be an exhilarating battle between two teams on different trajectories in recent games. James Madison stands out with its unbeaten run and offensive firepower; boasting an average score per game of 34.5, James Madison can strike early and remain competitive throughout a match-up.
Marshall will look to reverse their fortunes after two consecutive losses. Their success will depend on their defense stepping up to stop James Madison’s potent offense; even though their offense has produced 30.3 points per game on average. A more balanced effort would likely bring victory.
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 favorite.
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
The Marshall Thundering Herd and James Madison Dukes contest is set to be a high-stakes contest. James Madison’s unblemished record and offensive prowess make them formidable opponents, but Marshall will look to defend their home turf and rebound from recent defeats. Football fans can look forward to an action-packed contest between these talented teams; make sure you tune in and see who emerges victorious in this exciting showdown! For more college football insights and predictions, check out our latest College Football Picks on our sports betting website.
Score Prediction: James Madison Dukes 31, Marshall Thundering Herd 13.