Richmond Spiders vs James Madison Dukes Prediction, 4/17/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Richmond Spiders vs James Madison Dukes
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Richmond (+12.5)
The James Madison Dukes (4-0) play the Richmond Spiders (3-0) at Bridgeforth Stadium on Saturday. Richmond opens this game as 12.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 51.5.
In their last game the Spiders went up against the Elon Phoenix and won 31-17. Joe Mancuso went 21/35 with 251 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Aaron Dykes paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 21 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 70 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per run. Leroy Henley was the receiving yardage leader by earning 88 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception for that game. The Richmond Spiders ended up rushing 33 times and totaled 192 yards giving them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 69 plays for 450 yards. On the day, the Spiders racked up 22 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 65 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Richmond allowed 20 catches on 33 throws for a total of 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. Against the run, the Spiders allowed 30 yards on 24 runs which is an average of 1.3 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 243 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Richmond Spiders are sitting at 30.0 PPG. Richmond has accounted for 90 total points and has compiled 12 TDs, while coming in with an average of 34:27 minutes when it comes to time of possession per game. When it comes to getting first downs, Richmond has amassed 27 passing first downs and 32 first downs via the ground.
The last time they took the field the Dukes took on the William & Mary Tribe and won 38-10. Kaelon Black paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He ran for 141 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per run. Antwane Wells Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 86 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game. Cole Johnson went 16/22 with 220 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. The James Madison Dukes rushed the ball a total of 43 times and added 254 yards which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per carry. On the day, the Dukes had a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 58 yards. In all, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 474 yards.
In terms of defense, James Madison conceded 13 completions on 20 throws for a total of 128 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 188 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Dukes conceded 60 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 2.3 yards per attempt allowed.
Recording an average of 31:48 mins per game of ball control, the Dukes have accounted for 18 touchdowns and 146 points for the season. Concerning putting points on the board, the Dukes are scoring 36.5 PPG. They have accounted for 50 first downs via the ground and 39 first downs by way of the pass this year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Richmond (+12.5)
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