James Madison at Appalachian State - 9/24/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-1) vs James Madison Dukes (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Kidd Brewer Stadium)

Betting Odds: Appalachian State Mountaineers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The James Madison Dukes and Appalachian State Mountaineers meet Saturday in week 4 college football action at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The James Madison Dukes look for their third straight 3-0 start. The Appalachian State Mountaineers look to build on their 2-1 record.

The James Madison Dukes have won 5 of their last 6 road games. Todd Centeio is completing 66 percent of his passes for 452 yards, 9 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Kris Thornton and Reggie Brown have combined for 325 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Devin Ravenel has 5 receptions. The James Madison Dukes ground game is averaging 249 yards per contest, and Percy Agyei-Obese leads the way with 170 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 7 points and 163 yards per game. Jailin Walker leads the James Madison Dukes with 14 tackles, James Carpenter has 1.5 sacks and Jordan Swann has 1 interception.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won 12 of their last 14 home games. Chase Brice is completing 62 percent of his passes for 773 yards, 9 touchdowns and 1 interception. Christan Horn and Dashaun Davis have combined for 296 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Kaedin Robinson has 7 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 210 yards per contest, and Camerun Peoples leads the way with 261 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 35 points and 370.7 yards per game. Nick Ross leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 25 tackles, Nick Hampton has 3 sacks and Dexter Lawson Jr. has 1 interception.

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The Dukes are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Dukes last 13 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 games in September.

The James Madison Dukes have had an extra week to prepare for this contest, so there's some value there, but they haven't played anybody up to this point, so the jury is still out on their full potential. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have an above average offense across the board, and their defensive numbers would be great as well if it weren't for that ridiculous opener against UNC. Appalachian State is the more proven and trustworthy team in this spot, and home field matters given the Mountaineers success over the years. I'll lay the touchdown.

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Randy’s Pick Appalachian State Mountaineers -6.5

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