2023 Armed Forces Bowl Lines - James Madison vs. Air Force Odds

Armed Forces Bowl Lines - James Madison vs. Air Force Odds

2022 Armed Forces Bowl NCAA Football Betting

James Madison football will make its bowl season debut in Fort Worth, Texas, when it faces off against Air Force in the 2023 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. In addition, JMU Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced that Damian Wroblewski will serve as the acting head coach. JMU becomes just the fifth top-25 team to play in the Armed Forces Bowl, which is now in its 21st edition. JMU has been ranked in the AP Top 25 in every poll since October 22 and began the season winning ten straight matchups.

2023 Armed Forces Bowl at a Glance

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 3:30 PM / ABC

Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Matchup: James Madison Dukes vs. Air Force Falcons

College Football Betting Lines

James Madison Dukes -3

Air Force Falcons +3

Total: 41

Money Line: James Madison -147, Air Force +128

Armed Forces Bowl Preview

Last game, the James Madison Dukes won 56-14 against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as 8.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 49.5. James Madison has a record of 11-1 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. James Madison ranks 29th for total offense, 17th for passing, 85th for rushing and 18th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 29th overall, 124th against the pass, 1st against the rush, and 18th for points allowed. Also, James Madison ranks 29th for fewest turnovers lost and 24th for takeaways.

JMU completed its second year in the FBS with an 11-1 overall record with a 7-1 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. The Dukes finished alone atop the Sun Belt East Division for the first time after finishing tied for first a season ago.

The Dukes became the first transitioning team ever to win ten games against FBS opponents in a single season. They led the nation with both eight wins over bowl-eligible teams and a 6-0 true road record during the regular season.

Last game, the Air Force Falcons lost 27-19 against the Bosie State Broncos as 7-point road dogs. The game was a push to the total of 46. Air Force has a record of 8-4 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 5-6-1 over/under the total. Air Force ranks 81st for total offense, 133rd for passing, 2nd for rushing, and 65th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 6th overall, 13th against the pass, 10th against the rush, and 14th for points allowed. Also, 128th ranks for fewest turnovers lost and 92nd for takeaways.

Armed Forces Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Air Force will be with its longtime head coach, Troy Calhoun, which gives them the advantage.

Armed Forces Bowl Format

The Armed Forces Bowl began in 2003 and is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. Since its inception, various conferences have owned tie-ins to this bowl, as schools from the American Athletic Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, and Mountain West Conference have signed agreements to play in this game. Army and Navy also have tie-ins. This bowl was formerly named the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, the Fort Worth Bowl, and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.

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Armed Forces Bowl Past Results

2022 Air Force Baylor 30-15
2021 Army Missouri 24-22
2020 Mississippi State Tulsa 28-26
2019 Tulane Southern Miss 30-13
2018 Army Houston 70-14
2017 Army San Diego State 42-35
2016 Louisiana Tech Navy 48-45
2015 California Air Force 55-36
2015 Houston Pittsburgh 35-34
2013 Navy Middle Tennessee 24-6
2012 Rice Air Force 33-14
2011 BYU Tulsa 24-21
2010 Army SMU 16-14
2009 Air Force Houston 47-20
2008 Houston Air Force 34-28
2007 California Air Force 42-36
2006 Utah Tulsa 25-13
2005 Kansas Houston 42-13
2004 Cincinnati Marshall 32-14
2003 Boise State TCU 34-31

The 2021 installment was an entertaining affair, as Army picked up a 41-yard field goal at the buzzer to top Missouri 24-22 in a seesaw affair. The Under result snapped a 6-1 run by the Over, and the underdog snapped a 3-0 ATS run by favorites.

In 2022 Air Force flew past Baylor 30-15. Falcon QB Haaziq Daniels was the MVP, throwing for 103 yards and a TD while rushing for 81 yards and a score.

2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

Saturday, December 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Florida A&M vs. Howard
New Orleans Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana
Cure Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State
New Mexico Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
LA Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC UCLA vs. Boise State
Independence Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. California
Monday, December 18
Bahamas Bowl (Temporarily Famous Toastery Bowl) 2:30 PM / ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Tuesday, December 19
Frisco Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Marshall vs. UTSA
Thursday, December 21
Boca Raton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN USF vs. Syracuse
Friday, December 22
Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Saturday, December 23
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Troy vs. Duke
Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Armed Forces Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Air Force vs. James Madison
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Georgia State vs. Utah State
68 Ventures Bowl 7:00 PM / ESPN Eastern Michigan vs. South Alabama
Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC Northwestern vs. Utah
Hawai'i Bowl 10:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina
Tuesday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
First Responder Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Texas State vs. Rice
Guaranteed Rate Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Kansas vs. UNLV
Wednesday, December 27
Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Tulane vs. Virginia Tech
Duke's Mayo Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (15) Louisville vs. Southern Cal
Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN (20) Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, December 28
Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN (24) SMU vs. Boston College
Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Rutgers vs. Miami
Pop-Tarts Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN (18) NC State vs. (25) Kansas State
Alamo Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN (12) Oklahoma vs. (14) Arizona
Friday, December 29
Gator Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (22) Clemson vs. Kentucky
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS (16) Notre Dame vs. (19) Oregon State
Liberty Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Memphis vs. Iowa State
Cotton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (7) Ohio State vs. (9) Missouri
Saturday, December 30
Peach Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (10) Penn State vs. (11) Mississippi
Music City Bowl 2:00 PM / ABC Auburn vs. Maryland
Orange Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN (5) Florida State vs. (6) Georgia 
Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Wyoming vs. Toledo
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 (13) LSU vs. Wisconsin
Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC (17) Iowa vs. (21) Tennessee
Fiesta Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN (8) Oregon vs. (23) Liberty
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 5:00 PM / ESPN (1) Michigan vs. (4) Alabama
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 8:45 PM / ESPN (2) Washington vs. (3) Texas
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
CFP National Championship Game 7:30 PM / ESPN Semifinals Winners

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