Montana vs. James Madison Prediction, Odds, Against Spread and Over/Under

The FCS semifinals get underway on Friday night with a showdown between Montana and James Madison.
The FCS semifinals get underway on Friday night with a showdown between Montana and James Madison. / William Bretzger / USA TODAY NETWORK

While Saturday night might be for the boys, Friday night this week is for the FCS. The Montana Grizzlies and James Madison Dukes will meet tomorrow night for the FCS quarterfinals at Bridgeforth Stadium. 

Montana enters this important game on a hot streak in road games, winning four of their last five. The offense is led by Cam Humphry with 1,701 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. He is completing over 60 percent of his passes but also has seven interceptions on the year. They have a potent ground attack as well led by Xavier Harris with 601 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  

Meanwhile, the James Madison Dukes have won six of their last seven on the back of QB Cole Johnson. Johnson is completing 67.3 percent of his passes and has 3,274 yards and 37 touchdowns to go with 2 interceptions. 

Pretty clear which team has the better offense here but will that be the deciding factor? Here are the odds for this FCS matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Montana vs. James Madison Spread and Over/Under


  • Montana: +7.5 (-110) 
  • James Madison: -7.5  (-110) 


  • Montana: +240
  • James Madison: -280


  • 46.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Montana vs. James Madison Prediction and Pick

Cole Johnson is having a downright filthy season as the quarterback of James Madison. I realize that the TD and yardage numbers are not comparable exactly to the FBS but it's his TD/INT ratio that has me salivating over my keyboard.  No other QB in the top 35 of the FCS has less than 3 interceptions and none have only two. Also, anyone with just three INTs has far less passing attempts. I am a big fan of ball security when it comes to sports betting and I just fell in love with Johnson. 

The Grizzlies are no pushovers mind you and are very good when playing away from their home stadium They are more of a defensive-minded program and could slow Johnson down quite a bit here. I think that James Madison ultimately comes away with a win off a nail biter. I'll take the points here. 

Pick: Montanta +7.5