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    James Madison vs. Marshall odds, line, picks: Predictions for Thursday's college football Week 8 matchup from advanced computer model

    SportsLine's projection model has generated selections for Thursday's game between the James Madison Dukes and Marshall Thundering Herd
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    The Marshall Thundering Herd host the East Division-leading James Madison Dukes on Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference showdown. The Herd (4-2) are trying to snap a two-game slide but will have to do it against the unbeaten Dukes (6-0). The teams met last October, with Marshall taking a 26-12 victory in Harrisonburg.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. The latest James Madison vs. Marshall odds list the Dukes as 4-point favorites, and the over/under for total points scored is 49 (head to SportsLine's college football odds page for the latest odds on every game).

    Before you make any Marshall vs. James Madison picks or college football predictions, you NEED to see the predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, it has generated a stunning profit of more than $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

    The model knows the Dukes are playing with confidence behind an offense that averages 392 yards and 34 points per game. Quarterback Jordan McCloud has thrown for 1,432 yards with 14 TD passes and three interceptions. Receivers Elijah Sarratt and Reggie Brown have combined for 44 catches for 808 yards and six TDs. JMU's defense has 26 sacks and 10 interceptions.

    The model also has taken into account that Marshall dominated the most recent meeting, on the road. The Herd outgained the Dukes 326-247 and rushed for 167 yards. Their offense averages 422 yards and 32 points per contest behind quarterback Cam Fancher. The sophomore has 1,506 passing yards, and running back Rasheen Ali has 641 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

    Now, the model has set its sights on Thursday's James Madison vs. Marshall matchup. We can tell you it is leaning Over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread is hitting in more than 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks!

    Who wins the James Madison vs. Marshall matchup on Thursday, and which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Marshall vs. James Madison spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model that's up more than $2,000 on top-rated CFB spread picks!

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    SportsLine Staff

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