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    At Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field on Saturday, the James Madison Dukes face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

    The Blue Raiders are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6), against the Dukes (with an over/under of 58 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for James Madison vs. Middle Tennessee

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
    • Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field
    Dukes vs Blue Raiders Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Dukes -6 -110 -110 58 -110 -110 -231 +185

    James Madison Betting Insights

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • James Madison put up 38.3 points per game last season, 12.6 more than Middle Tennessee surrendered per matchup (25.7).
    • James Madison was against the spread and overall in games when it put up more than 25.7 points last year.
    • Last season Middle Tennessee had a 6-3 record against the spread and a 6-3 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 38.3 points.
    • James Madison racked up 62.5 more yards per game (436.0) than Middle Tennessee allowed per matchup (373.5) last year.
    • Middle Tennessee had a 5-3 record ATS and a 5-3 record overall when holding its opponents to less than 436.0 yards last year.
    • Last year James Madison racked up 159.7 rushing yards per game, 22.4 more than Middle Tennessee allowed per contest (137.3).
    • Middle Tennessee was 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 159.7 rushing yards last season.
    • James Madison turned the ball over five times last season, 27 fewer than Middle Tennessee forced turnovers (32).

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • Last season Cole Johnson recorded 3,779 passing yards (269.9 per game), a 68% completion percentage (287-for-422), 41 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. He also added 236 rushing yards on 86 carries with six rushing TDs (averaging 16.9 yards per game).
    • Last season, Latrele Palmer rushed for 941 yards on 187 carries (67.2 yards per game) and scored three times.
    • In the previous year, Antwane Wells Jr. grabbed 83 passes (on 101 targets) for 1,250 yards (89.3 per game). He also found the end zone 15 times.
    • Kris Thornton also impressed receiving last season. He had 83 receptions for 1,097 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was targeted 90 times.
    • Solomon Vanhorse reeled in 33 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 24.1 yards per game last season.
    • Isaac Ukwu did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 9.0 sacks, 1.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey went to work last year, collecting 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and four interceptions.
    • Greg Ross collected four interceptions while adding six tackles and one pass defended last year.

    Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee compiled a 7-5-1 ATS record last year.
    • Middle Tennessee was an underdog by 6 points or more six times last year, and covered the spread in two of those games.
    • Middle Tennessee and its opponent combined to hit the over six out of 13 times last season.

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Middle Tennessee scored 29.8 points per game last season, 14.4 more than James Madison surrendered (15.4).
    • Middle Tennessee was 6-2 against the spread and 6-3 overall in games when it recorded more than 15.4 points last season.
    • Middle Tennessee averaged 362.0 yards per game last year, 82.2 more yards than the 279.8 James Madison gave up per matchup.
    • When Middle Tennessee churned out more than 279.8 yards last season, the team was 6-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
    • Middle Tennessee rushed for 123.5 yards per game last season, 30.4 more than the 93.1 James Madison allowed per contest.
    • When Middle Tennessee ran for more than 93.1 yards last year it compiled a 6-2 ATS record and a 6-3 overall record.
    • Middle Tennessee turned the ball over 14 more times (21 total) than James Madison forced turnovers (7) last season.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Chase Cunningham threw for 1,318 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
    • Martell Pettaway averaged 28.6 rushing yards and tallied three rushing touchdowns.
    • Last season Frank Peasant rushed for 303 yards. He also scored three total touchdowns.
    • Jarrin Pierce averaged 40.2 yards on 3.3 receptions per game and compiled six receiving touchdowns in 2021.
    • Jimmy Marshall averaged 39.2 receiving yards on 4.6 targets per game in 2021, scoring six touchdowns.
    • Yusuf Ali played his way to four receiving touchdowns and 472 receiving yards (36.3 ypg) last season.
    • Jordan Ferguson proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 8.0 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 48 tackles.
    • Reed Blankenship was all over the field last season with 88 tackles, 8.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • A year ago Quincy Riley recorded 32 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and seven passes defended as well as five interceptions.

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