James Madison Dukes vs Elon Phoenix Prediction, 3/6/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: James Madison Dukes vs Elon Phoenix
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Rhodes Stadium in Elon, NC
Odds/Point Spread: James Madison (-20)
Rhodes Stadium is the site where and the Elon Phoenix (1-1) will take on the James Madison Dukes (2-0) on Saturday. James Madison opens this game as 20-point favorites. The O/U opens at 47.
In their last outing the Dukes faced the Robert Morris Colonials and earned the win by a score of 36-16. Cole Johnson went 17/24 with 198 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 3 picks on the day. Jawon Hamilton paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 74 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 8.2 yards per carry. Kris Thornton was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 65 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per catch during the game. The James Madison Dukes rushed the ball a total of 44 times and earned 196 yards earning them an average of 4.5 yards per carry. In all, they totaled 68 plays for a total of 394 yards. For the contest, the Dukes racked up a total of 21 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 41 yards.
In terms of defense, James Madison gave up 15 completions on 30 tries totaling 165 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the ground, the Dukes gave up 22 yards on 31 tries which gave them an average of 0.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 187 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the James Madison Dukes are sitting at 44.0 PPG. James Madison has earned 88 points in total and a total of 11 TDs, while averaging 31:05 mins when it comes to time of possession per contest. In terms of moving the sticks, James Madison has totaled 18 passing first downs and 31 rushing first downs.
In their last game they faced the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs and lost 42-20. Joey Baughman paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for 47 yards via 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Donovan Williams was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 65 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 10.8 yards per catch in the game. Joey Baughman went 13/21 with 130 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Elon Phoenix ended up rushing 34 times and generated 99 yards which earned them an average of 2.9 yards per rush. In the game, the Phoenix racked up a total of 15 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 20 yards. For the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays which added up to 298 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Elon allowed 21 completions on 30 attempts for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 369 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Phoenix allowed 202 yards on 41 runs which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per attempt allowed.
Averaging 34:13 minutes per game of ball control, the Phoenix have notched 3 TDs and 46 points this season. When looking at how much they score, the Phoenix are scoring 23.0 points per outing. They have accounted for 12 first downs via the rush as well as 13 first downs by way of the pass for the year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Elon (+20) and over 47 points
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