On Saturday, the James Madison Dukes (11-1) will match up against the Air Force Falcons (8-4) during the 2023 Armed Forces Bowl. The Dukes had an electric offensive unit this season, finishing the campaign second in the Sun Belt in scoring (35.2) and total offense (430.3). Meanwhile, Air Force leaned on a powerful ground game. The Falcons were second in the nation in rushing yards per game (275.8). 

Kickoff from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Dukes are 1-point favorites in the latest James Madison vs. Air Force odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 41. Before making any Air Force vs. James Madison picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on James Madison vs. Air Force and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Air Force vs. James Madison:

  • James Madison vs. Air Force spread: Dukes -1
  • James Madison vs. Air Force over/under: 41 points 
  • James Madison vs. Air Force money line: Dukes -121, Falcons +101
  • JMU: James Madison is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • AFA: Air Force is 1-4 ATS in its last five games
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Why James Madison can cover

James Madison has a stout defense. The Dukes finished the campaign second in the Sun Belt in points allowed (18.5), third in total defense (328.6) and first in run defense (61.5). Senior defensive lineman Jamree Kromah was a menace for opposing teams, constantly generated pressure and got in the backfield. The Maryland native had 10 sacks and 50 total tackles. Kromah registered a sack in six games this season. On Nov. 18 against Appalachian State, he supplied six total tackles and one sack. 

Freshman cornerback D'Angelo Ponds is an alert player in the secondary, notching a team-best 12 pass breakups with two interceptions. In his last game, the Florida native had four tackles and one forced fumble. See which team to pick here.

Why Air Force can cover

Air Force's defense is very disciplined. They led the Mountain West in all three phases defensively. The Falcons were first in total defense (277.3), pass defense (181) and run defense (96.3). Linebacker Alec Mock constantly flew to the ball and brought down ball carriers. Mock was ranked first on the team in total tackles (89) with two sacks and two forced fumbles. He's recorded double-digit tackles in four games.

Senior linebacker Bo Richter provides the Falcons with another strong defense. The Illinois native supplied 40 total tackles and seven sacks. In his last outing, Richter had three tackles and one sack. Senior linebacker PJ Ramsey is another disruptor. The Alabama native leads the team in sacks (7.5) with 35 total stops. See which team to pick here.

How to make Air Force vs. James Madison picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 50 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine

So who wins James Madison vs. Air Force, and which side of the spread hits in nearly 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that's up over $2,000 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.