James Madison vs. Air Force: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

The Air Force Falcons are the underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), in this year’s Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, where they will oppose the James Madison Dukes. The game will kick off from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on December 23, 2023, starting at 3:30 PM ETand airing on ABC. The over/under is set at 41 in the contest.

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James Madison vs. Air Force Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
James Madison -2.5 -110 -110 41 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for James Madison vs Air Force
ATS Total Score prediction
James Madison (-2.5) Over (41) James Madison 31 Air Force 19

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

James Madison Air Force
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 35.2 (23) 27.6 (69)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 18.5 (11) 17.9 (8)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 13 (70) 8 (16)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 14 (43) 11 (87)

James Madison vs. Air Force Betting Insights

James Madison Stats and Trends

  • James Madison has won eight games against the spread this season, while failing to cover four times.
  • The Dukes have covered the spread six times this season (6-4 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • James Madison games have gone over the point total seven out of 12 times this season.
  • Dukes games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 41 points 10 times.
  • The average total in JMU’s contests this year is 50.5, 9.5 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Air Force Stats and Trends

  • Air Force has covered four times in 12 games with a spread this season.
  • The Falcons have not covered the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • So far this season, six of Air Force’s 12 games with a set number have gone over the point total.
  • The Falcons have played eight games this season that ended with a combined score higher than 41 points.
  • Air Force’s outings this season have a 43.0-point average over/under, 2.0 more points than this game’s total.

James Madison Players to Watch

  • Jordan McCloud leads the team with 3,413 passing yards (284.4 yards per game) and has a 68.9% completion percentage this year (262-of-380) while throwing 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He also has 311 rushing yards on 92 carries with eight touchdowns, averaging 25.9 yards per game.
  • Kaelon Black has taken 131 attempts for a team-leading 594 rushing yards (49.5 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown. He’s also caught 21 passes for 204 yards (17.0 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns through the air.
  • Ty Son Lawton has rushed for 568 yards on 126 carries (47.3 yards per game), with five touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Elijah Sarratt has racked up 74 receptions for 1,076 yards, best on his team, and eight touchdowns. He averages 89.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Reggie Brown has also contributed with 51 catches for 1,010 yards and nine touchdowns this year. He averages 84.2 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Phoenix Sproles is averaging 35.2 yards per game, with 47 catches for 387 yards and three touchdowns.

Air Force Players to Watch

  • Emmanuel Michel has churned out a team-high 747 rushing yards (74.7 yards per game) and scored nine touchdowns.
  • This season Jared Roznos has 11 catches and leads the team with 332 yards (47.4 per game) while hauling in two touchdowns.
  • Cade Harris has tacked on 179 yards (on five catches) and one touchdown.
  • This season Brandon Engel has caught 10 passes for 178 yards, averaging 22.3 receiving yards per game.

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