Georgia State at James Madison - 11/19/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Georgia State Panthers and James Madison Dukes face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Bridgeforth Stadium. This is the first meeting between the two teams in recent years. 

Georgia State comes into this game with a 4-6 record overall and they have gone 4-6 against the spread. In the last game against Louisiana-Monroe, Georgia State was competitive but they were outscored 11-0 in the 4th quarter and ended up losing 31-28. Under center for Georgia State has been Darren Grainger and in the last game, he completed 25 of his 40 passes for 349 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Georgia State is averaging 29.7 points while their defense is giving up 30.4 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is James Madison who sits with a 6-3 record and they have gone 6-3 against the spread. In the last game against Old Dominion, James Madison scored 37 points, but even more impressive was the defense that gave up three points. Todd Centeio completed 18 of his 21 passes for 304 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Percy Agyei-Obese finished with 16 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. James Madison is averaging 35.3 points while their defense is giving up 20.3 points per game. James Madison got out to a fast start to the season, but as of late they have been a bit more inconsistent. In this game, they need the defense to be good. 

James Madison is 10-0 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The Panthers are 8-0 against the spread in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The over is 6-0 in the Dukes last six games following an against-the-spread win. 

I expect both offenses are going to find success in this game. James Madison is a dynamic offense and Georgia State has proven many times this season they have issues defending. Grainger looked good in this last game and should find success against the Dukes defense here. This total is too low, back the over. 

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

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