James Madison vs Richmond. College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21

James Madison vs Richmond. College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/17/21 Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Richmond Spiders at James Madison Dukes

College Football: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

The Line: James Madison -12.5-- Over/Under: 50 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The James Madison Dukes and Richmond SPiders face off on Saturday in Week 10 FCS showdown at Bridgeforth Stadium.

The James Madison Dukes have played four games so far this season and they hae been able to win all four of the games. In James Madison’s last game against William & Mary, and the Dukes were able to win the game 37-10. James Madison was led by Cole Johnson who threw for 228 yards and a touchdown. James Madison is an elite offensive team and they are going to need the offense to be strong again in this game. James Madison is one of the best teams in FCS and to find success it’s all about the offense running up the score. In this game look for James Madison to run up the score, and try to make this game a shootout. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Richmond SPiders who have played three games so far this year and they have won each of the three games. In the last game against Elon it was the offense that was elite putting up 31 points and that led to the 14 point victory. Two games ago against Elon it was again the offense that was the difference putting up 38 points and if they want any chance to keep this game close the defense is going to need to be good. In the last game, Joe Mancuso was the star of the show throwing for 251 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Dykes also had a big game rushing 11 times for 70 yards but he didn’t find the end zone 

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Richmond has a perfect record right now, but they have played a simple schedule and this is going to be a big step up in competition Look for James Madison’s defense to slow down Richmond and that will be the difference as this game is a blowout. Back James Madison to cover the spread.  

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Shane’s Pick James Madison -12.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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