James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-4) vs James Madison Dukes (10-1)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Brooks Stadium)

Betting Odds: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The James Madison Dukes will play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in a Sun Belt game on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. James Madison suffered their first loss of the season last week, while Coastal Carolina also had their winning streak snapped. This is our James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Prediction.

James Madison Preview

The James Madison Dukes are 10-1 (6-1) this year after they lost to Appalachian State by a score of 26-23 in overtime last week. James Madison fought back from 17-5 down in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get the win in overtime. The Dukes were out gained by a total of 366-350 and both teams turned the ball over two times in the game. James Madison had won their first 10 games of the season and they are still in first in the Sun Belt East. The James Madison offense is scoring 33.3 points per game with 284.9 passing yards per game and 140.7 rushing yards per game. Jordan McCloud has thrown for 3,089 yards, 27 touchdowns, and eight interceptions for the Dukes this season. Kaelon Black has rushed for 559 yards and one touchdown, while Elijah Sarratt has caught 68 passes for 969 yards and five scores. The James Madison defense is allowing 18.9 points against per game this season.

Coastal Carolina Preview

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are 7-4 (5-2) this season after they lost to Army by a score of 28-21 in their last game. Coastal Carolina trailed 21-14 at the half and they only were able to score seven points in the second half for the loss. The Chanticleers out gained Army by a total of 384-365 and forced two turnovers in the game. Coastal Carolina had won their previous five games and is tied for second in the Sun Belt East. The Coastal Carolina offense is averaging 29.3 points per game with 268 passing yards per game and 163.5 rushing yards per game, while going 43.2% on third downs. Jarrett Guest has thrown for 696 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions for the Chanticleers this season. Braydon Bennett has rushed for 377 yards and five scores, while Sam Pinckney has caught 60 passes for 841 yards and seven touchdowns. The Coastal Carolina defense is giving up 21.8 points against per game this year.

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Team Facts

  • Coastal Carolina has won each of its last four games as an underdog.
  • Coastal Carolina has covered the spread in each of its last five games against conference opponents.
  • Six of Coastal Carolina's last seven games against conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

James Madison Dukes Team Facts

  • James Madison has won 12 of its last 13 games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • James Madison has covered the spread in each of its last four road games.
  • James Madison has won the first half in seven of its last eight games against conference opponents.
  • Four of James Madison's last five November games as a favorite have gone OVER the total points line.

Matchup/League Facts

  • James Madison rank 26th among FBS teams for points per game this season (33.3).


Both of these teams are coming off of a loss last week and will look to return to the win column this week. James Madison is trying to secure the regular season Sun Belt Title, but they will be on the road for this game. The Dukes have been one of the best Group of Five teams all season and have dominated most of their games, but Appalachian State beat them in overtime last week. Both teams have been solid on defense this year, but Coastal Carolina has some issues at the quarterback position, so I am taking James Madison here. 

David’s Pick James Madison -8.5

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