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Utah State vs James Madison Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 4

Utah State vs James Madison Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 4

by USA WagerSeptember 19, 2023

At 8:00 ET, it’s a week 4 NCAAF battle between the Aggies and Dukes at Merlin Olsen Field At Maverik Stadium. Don’t miss it on MWN as the game takes place on Saturday, September 23rd.

James Madison is set to take on the Aggies in this non-conference matchup, and they are favored by 6.5 on the road. Read on for my analysis and betting angles.

Prediction at a Glance for Utah State vs. James Madison

  • Lock in James Madison at -6.5.
  • On the moneyline, James Madison are the play.
  • The over is the way to go in this one.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: James Madison -6.5 | Utah State +6.5
  • Total: 53
  • MoneyLine: James Madison -250 | Utah State +200

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Utah State vs. James Madison Prediction: Spread

Despite going in as underdogs James Madison came out on top in their last game, improving their ATS record to 1-1 for the season. Looking at James Madison’s three most recent road games, they have put together a record vs. the spread of 2-1.

Utah State was the underdog by 9.5 in their last matchup with JMAD, which resulted in both a loss and a failed ATS cover. Their overall ATS record this season stands at 0-2. Looking across Utah State’s three most recent home games, they are 1-2 against the spread.

I’m going with James Madison at -6.5 for this game. Their defense looked good against Troy and they should be in line for for another solid performance. I am projecting James Madison to pick up the win and end up covering the spread against Utah State.

  • Free Spread Prediction: Dukes -6.5 (Bet Now)

Utah State vs. James Madison Prediction: MoneyLine

Looking ahead to this week’s game against Utah State, the James Madison Dukes still have a perfect 3-0 record. In their most game, they beat Troy with a 16-14 win. In the win against Troy, quarterback Jordan McCloud wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 104.65 after completing 18 of 26 passes for 200 yards. He also added one touchdown to his performance.

Utah State has an overall record of 1-2 as they prepare for this game. In their most recent game, they faced Air Force and were unable to secure a win, resulting in a 39-21 loss the Falcons. Quarterback McCae Hillstead threw for three touchdowns in Utah State’s loss over Air Force. Overall, he had a passer rating of 125.85 while completing 66.7% of his passes for 202 yards.

If your primary focus is on the moneyline, our recommendation is taking James Madison to pick up the win. But, the payout at -250 isn’t the most enticing. You might want to explore taking James Madison with the spread or constructing a parlay to increase your potential return.

  • Free MoneyLine Prediction: Dukes -250 (Bet Now)

Utah State vs. James Madison Prediction: Total

With their last game against Troy staying below the over/under line of 46.5, James Madison has an over/under record of 1-1 for the season, with a combined total of 30 points. Looking at the their most recent games James Madison has an OU record of 1-2.

After going above the over/under line of 45.5 in their latest matchup against Air Force, Utah State now holds an over/under record of 1-1 for the season. In their last three games, Utah State has an over/under record of 2-1.

With the over/under line sitting at 53, my bet is to take the over. So far, Utah State have combined with their opponents to average 68 points per game, look for this game to surpass 53.

  • Free Total Prediction: OVER 53 (Bet Now)

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