James Madison vs. William & Mary - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

James Madison vs. William & Mary - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

William & Mary Tribe (1-1) at James Madison Dukes (2-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Bridgeforth Stadium)

The Line: James Madison Dukes -29.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The William & Mary Tribe and James Madison Dukes meet Saturday in college football action at Bridgeforth Stadium.

The William & Mary Tribe had an extra week to prepare for this game and hope to get a game above a .500 record with an upset. The William & Mary Tribe have lost five of their last seven road games. Shon Mitchell is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 475 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Mitchell and Ted Hefter have combined for 499 passing yards this season. DeVonte Dedmon and Nick Muse have combined for 361 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jack Armstrong has eight receptions. The William & Mary Tribe ground game is averaging 57.4 yards per contest, and Albert Funderburke leads the way with 80 yards on 25 carries. Defensively, William & Mary is allowing 34.5 points and 421.5 yards per game. Arman Jones leads the William & Mary Tribe with 16 tackles, Raeshawn Smith has two pass deflections and Isaiah Laster has one interception.

The James Madison Dukes look to build on their beatdown over Robert Morris in hopes of improving to 3-1 on the season. The James Madison Dukes haven’t lost a home game since 2015. Ben DiNucci is completing 76 percent of his passes for 393 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. James Madison will be in good hands as long as DiNucci continues to take care of the football. Riley Stapleton and Marcus Marcus have combined for 218 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kyndel Dean has four receptions. The James Madison Dukes ground game is averaging 218.3 yards per contest, and DiNucci leads the way with 185 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 10.3 points and 214.7 yards per game. Dimitri Holloway leads the James Madison Dukes with 17 tackles, Ron'Dell Carter has one sack and Jimmy Moreland has two interceptions.

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There's some value to getting a boatload of points with a team that had an extra week to prepare, but it really only goes so far. The botom line is the William & Mary Tribe don't have the talent or the depth to hang with James Madison. The Dukes won last years meeting by 32 points on the road, as they produced six turnovers and six sacks. Give how deadly the James Madison Dukes were last week when they scored on 10 of their 11 offensive trips, you have to expect the home team to keep the ball rolling. I'll take James Madison in another blowout victory.

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Randy’s Pick James Madison Dukes -29.5

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