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It’s already been a great start to college bowl season throughout the country, and the action is going to continue throughout the week. The James Madison Dukes are set to take on the Air Force Falcons in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on December 23rd. The Armed Forces Bowl betting for this matchup will be exciting.
This is going to be an interesting matchup, and it’s one that you are only going to get to see during bowl season. Here is a look at some key information that can help you make some Armed Forces Bowl betting picks on Saturday afternoon.
Armed Forces Bowl
|JAMES MADISON DUKES vs AIR FORCE FALCONS
|Location of the Game: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth,TX
|Date and Time: Saturday, December 23, 3:30 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 Armed Forces Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Betting Picks
|AI BETTING PICKS
|James Madison Dukes -2.5
After checking out the Armed Forces Bowl betting odds on Saturday afternoon, a couple of bets should really start to stand out to you. The Air Force Falcons odds in this game actually give them a fair shot, but they are going to struggle to keep pace on offense.
When making NCAAF picks on the total number of points in this game, you have to consider how much Air Force is going to run the football. The Falcons are going to take the air out of the ball, and that will keep the point total to a minimum.
Ultimately the James Madison Dukes prediction for this game is that they will eventually pull away, and that’s the way to go. James Madison will win the Armed Forces Bowl by at least three points over the Air Force Falcons.
Armed Forces Bowl Betting Odds
If you plan to make some Armed Forces Bowl betting picks then you are going to have to check out the NCAAF odds that are available. James Madison is a 2.5-point favorite to win the Armed Forces Bowl, and that’s a very small spread.
You can also make a James Madison Dukes vs Air Force Falcons prediction on the total number of points and that is a 41.5 total points. College bowls are also going to come with a ton of prop betting options, but keeping things simple is the best way to go.
Armed Forces Bowl Betting Preview
Dukes Dominant on Offense
The James Madison Dukes came out of nowhere to be near the top of the NCAAF standings this season, but it’s because of that offense. James Madison is averaging 35.2 points per game this season, and they can put up points in a hurry.
Quarterback Jordan McCloud threw for 3,400 yards and 32 touchdowns this season, and he isn’t afraid to throw the ball deep. McCloud also has the ability to extend plays with his legs, but this team needs to run the football better.
Getting stops on defense has been a challenge at times for James Madison, and that could create some issues in this matchup. The Dukes simply need to find a way to stop the run in this one and that will create some issues for Air Force.
James Madison is favored for a reason, but now they have to step up and prove it.
Falcons Looking to Run
The Air Force Falcons face a very tough NCAAF schedule every year, and this team faced a bunch of good teams down the stretch. NCAAF injuries started to pile up on offense for this team as well, and that created a number of big issues.
Despite having a very weak passing attack, the Air Force Falcons still averaged 27.8 points per game this season. Air Force did a great job of running over opponents all season long as they average 275 rushing yards per game.
There are five different players with at least 431 rushing yards this season, and that has made this team tough to know where the ball is coming from. Not only does the rushing attack seem to wear down opponents, but this team has been great on defense because of it.
The Falcons are going to be facing a James Madison team that can score points in a hurry, and that defense will be tested in many ways.