Towson vs. James Madison Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 19, 2021, 2:53 pm

In a matchup of two conference rivals, the James Madison Dukes (9-1, 0-0 CAA) will meet the Towson Tigers (4-6, 0-0 CAA). The Dukes are big favorites, expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -25.5). The expected point total for the matchup is 52.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

James Madison stats and betting info

Betting trends for James Madison

  • James Madison is 4-5-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Dukes are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 25.5 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in four of James Madison’s nine games with a set total .
  • James Madison and its opponents have hit the over on this game’s total (52.5 points) six times this season.
  • This season, the average total for Dukes games is 53.3 points, 0.8 more than the over/under of 52.5 points for this contest.
  • The Dukes rack up 393.9 more yards per game (438.9) than the Tigers give up per matchup (45.0).
  • The Dukes have zero giveaways this season, while the Tigers have one takeaway .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 266.1 (2661) 22
Rush yards 172.8 (1728) 32
Points scored 37.9 (379) 8
Pass yards against 175.7 (1757) 20
Rush yards against 78.7 (787) 5
Points allowed 16.0 (160) 10

Key players for James Madison

  • Cole Johnson has 2,590 passing yards (259.0 ypg) to lead James Madison, completing 66.9% of his passes and tossing 26 touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 201 rushing yards (20.1 ypg) on 60 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Latrele Palmer’s team-high 645 rushing yards (64.5 per game) have come on 135 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
  • Antwane Wells Jr.’s 887 receiving yards (88.7 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 58 receptions and eight touchdowns.
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Towson stats and betting info

Betting trends for Towson

  • Towson is 3-6-0 against the spread this year.
  • Five of Towson’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (55.6%).
  • This season, three games Towson played finished with a combined score higher than 52.5 points.
  • The over/under for this contest is 9.2 points more than the average over/under in Tigers’ games this season (43.3 points).
  • The Tigers rack up 231.6 fewer yards per game (22.8) than the Dukes give up (254.4).
  • This year the Tigers have turned the ball over two times, two more than the Dukes’ takeaways (0).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 193.8 (1938) 81
Rush yards 124.9 (1249) 90
Points scored 20.5 (205) 93
Pass yards against 193.3 (1933) 37
Rush yards against 174.0 (1740) 96
Points allowed 25.9 (259) 59

Key players for Towson

  • Chris Ferguson has thrown for 1,477 yards (147.7 ypg) to lead Towson, completing 58.2% of his passes and tossing 10 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season.
  • Jerry Howard Jr.’s team-high 770 rushing yards (77.0 per game) have come on 161 carries, with three touchdowns this year.
  • Caleb Smith’s team-leading 527 receiving yards (52.7 yards per game) have come on 45 receptions with four touchdowns.

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