Davidson Wildcats vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction, 4/24/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Burgess-Snow Field in Jacksonville, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson (+24.5)
Burgess-Snow Field is the site where and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (9-2) will take on the Davidson Wildcats (4-2) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Jacksonville State as 24.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 48.5.
The last time they took the field the Wildcats played the Presbyterian Blue Hose and took the loss by a score of 29-24. Tyler Phelps went 5/12 with 55 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 pick in the game. Phelps paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 115 yards on 21 carries which gave him an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Satchel Moore was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 55 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 11.0 yards per reception for that game. The Davidson Wildcats ended up rushing 65 times and racked up 270 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 77 plays for 325 yards. For the contest, the Wildcats racked up a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 29 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Davidson allowed 22 completions on 26 throws totaling 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 85.0%. On the ground, the Wildcats allowed 115 yards on 21 attempts which means they had an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 327 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
When it comes to scoring points, the Davidson Wildcats have an average of 29.2 points per contest. Davidson has recorded 146 points in total and has compiled 19 touchdowns, while having an average of 33:18 minutes when it comes to time of possession per outing. With reference to resetting the downs, Davidson has amassed 16 passing first downs and 81 rushing first downs.
The last time they took the field the Gamecocks played the Murray State Racers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 28-14. Uriah West paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 70 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 5.0 yards per run. Trae Barry led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 101 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 25.3 yards per catch in the game. Zion Webb went 17/29 with 239 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ran the ball 41 times and racked up 205 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per rush. For the game, the Gamecocks totaled 24 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 60 yards. For the game, they totaled 70 plays for a total of 444 yards.
In terms of defense, Jacksonville State gave up 27 completions on 47 tries totaling 347 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 347 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Gamecocks gave up 26 yards on 20 runs which is an average of 1.3 yards per run allowed.
Holding an average of 30:50 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Gamecocks have a tally of 38 TDs as well as 306 points on the year. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Gamecocks are scoring 27.8 points per outing. They are sitting with 103 first downs via the ground and 95 first downs through the air so far this season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Jacksonville State (-24.5)
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