James Madison Dukes vs Virginia Cavaliers 9-7-2023

James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Cavaliers 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Analysis, Prediction, and Tips

James Madison Dukes (1-0) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (0-1)

James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Cavaliers 9/9/23On Saturday, September 9, 2023, college football enthusiasts can look forward to an epic battle between James Madison Dukes and Virginia Cavaliers at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium at 12:00 PM ET with live coverage provided by ESPU. Betting enthusiasts could find this matchup particularly compelling.


Jordan McCloud has led the James Madison Dukes with an outstanding season so far as quarterback. His impressive 63.6% completion rate attests to his accuracy and ability to keep drives alive. He has amassed 144 yards through passing, showing he can effectively distribute the ball. Additionally, two touchdowns highlight his ability to find the endzone when needed. Meanwhile, running back Kaelon Black has had an outstanding beginning to the year. His 125 rushing yards come at an outstanding 10.4 average yards per carry, showing hard work and significant play-threat potential. Although he is not scoring himself, his performances cannot be overlooked. Reggie Brown also made an impression, showing three receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown, further establishing him as an effective target, particularly in critical situations.


Virginia Cavaliers Offensive Struggles in Week 2


Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Tony Muskett has had a difficult start to his season, with only a 52.9 percent completion rate. As time progresses, this must improve. Virginia was hoping for more from Muskett, as his 94 passing yards are nowhere near enough for them to have scoring opportunities on offense. Although no interceptions have been thrown by Muskett thus far, more needs to come from its leader for maximum score potential. The running back, Kobe Pace, has amassed 39 yards while averaging 5.6 yards per carry – not precisely impressive figures, though not disappointing. Pace has only seen limited usage and, like Muskett before him, has yet to find the endzone. Receiving-wise, Malachi Fields has 4 catches for 63 yards, which shows promise, but his performance needs improvement as well if they want the Cavaliers to stay competitive in this year’s playoff race. Check out our free week 2 football picks for more insights.

James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Cavaliers Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 12:00 PM ET
Where: David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Jordan McCloud QB vs. Tony Muskett QB

Jordan McCloud‘s passing metrics provide insight into his form. With a completion rate of 63.6% and 144-yard completions to his credit, McCloud proves he’s reliable with the ball in hand and not afraid to air it out. Furthermore, his average yards-per-attempt of 13.1 indicates his ability to make challenging throws; moreover, his quarterback rating of 233.6 suggests an elite-level player capable of running plays efficiently and effectively.


Tony Muskett‘s numbers, by contrast, are far less impressive. With only 52% completion rates and 944 passing yards to show for his efforts and an average attempt length of only 5.75 yards per attempt (an indication of limited field stretch), not to mention an unfavorable quarterback rating of 99.4, Muskett isn’t optimal in leading his team towards victory.


Odds/Point Spread: team-157

James Madison Dukes is the superior team and individual performance. Betting trends and player statistics favor them. Defensive history and trends indicate a low-scoring affair.


James Madison Dukes Betting Trends

James Madison University is enjoying an impressive 4-1 SU/ATS record over their last five games, eight road contests and an outstanding 6-2 mark against Atlantic Coast Conference teams (1-8 overall). However, they struggled in week 2, with an under-total in four of six contests, which indicates either their defensive strengths or challenges faced when competing against higher-scoring opponents.


Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends

Virginia’s betting trends have been discouraging. Their 1-7 SU record in their last eight games and dismal 1-4 home SU record highlights their struggles, as does a dismal 0-6 SU mark in Saturday games – an indication of defensive or offensive struggles? Nonetheless, 8 of their 12 outings and 6 of 7 September outings went under the total in each case, perhaps showing some progress or weakness on defense or offense.


James Madison Dukes vs. Virginia Cavaliers 9/9/23 Betting Picks

On paper, James Madison appears as the clear favorite based on form, betting trends, and individual performances. They are projected to win and cover the spread of -7 while considering both teams’ histories. An under on 43 seems like the prudent pick – predicted score: James Madison 24, Virginia 13. For more insights, don’t miss our free expert sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: James Madison Dukes will win 24-13.


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