On Saturday, November 25th at 3:30 ET, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will host the James Madison Dukes. Television coverage for this week 13 CFB matchup at Brooks Stadium will be on ESPN2. The Dukes come into this Sun Belt showdown, as the 9.5 point road favorite. Will they be able to take care of business on the road? Read on to find out.


The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +9.5

This game will be played at Brooks Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 30-21 in favor of James Madison.
  • Even though we have James Madison winning straight-up, we like Coastal Carolina at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 50.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 51 points.

Can the Dukes Offense Score Enough on the Road?

This season, the James Madison Dukes are currently 10-1. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.

James Madison has gone into seven games as the favorite this season and two games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 7-2.

So far this season, James Madison boasts an over/under record of 6-3. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 52.2 points, while the average over/under line has been 50.2 points.

On offense, James Madison comes into the game averaging 33.3, which is 24th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 283.7 passing yards (23rd) compared to 87th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 386 rushing attempts per contest.

This season, the Dukes’ defense has allowed 62.3 rushing yards per contest, placing them 208th. Opponents are averaging 268.3 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 81.4 when facing James Madison. They currently hold the 90th spot in NCAA points allowed.

Can the Chanticleers Secure a Win at Home?

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers take on the James Madison with a 7-4 record, including 3-3 on the road and 2-1 at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with James Madison, the Chanticleers have been favored in three games and the underdog in six. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 6-3.

After 11 games, the average over/under line in Coastal Carolina’s matches stands at 56.4 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 51.1 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-7.

As they prepare to face the James Madison, the Chanticleers’ offense is averaging 165.5 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 56th in rushing yards and 34th in passing yards, on an average of 268 yards per matchup. Coastal Carolina has averaged 29.3 points per game so far. This figure places them 47th in the nation.

Coastal Carolina’s defense sits at 83rd for points allowed, allowing 21.8 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 201.3 passing yards per game against them (54th nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 169.7 rushing yards, ranking them 121st in college football.