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Blazers visit Thundering Herd in Week 9 NCAAF clash

UAB BlazersMarshall Thundering Herd
Oct 29, 12:00 PM | Turf of Joan C. Edwards Stadium

UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

1-6TEAM RECORD3-5

A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Blazers travelling to Marshall on Saturday to face the Thundering Herd.

This season the Thundering Herd are 3-5 overall and 5-3 ATS against the number, while the Blazers are 1-6 and 5-2 ATS. As for the totals, Marshall is 2-6 on the OU, and UAB is 2-5.

View UAB vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Thundering Herd in this one, they're listed as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 86-rated Thundering Herd and the No. 119-ranked Blazers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 10-7 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 112-ranked offense, averaging 16.4 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 95 this week at 31.7 PPG. The Thundering Herd aerial game is averaging 192.1 yards per game, less than the Blazers secondary allows through the air, 284 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Blazers feature the league's No. 103-rated road run defense, allowing 217.8 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 110 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, UAB was a 26-24 winner at home against Central Florida. They covered the 17–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Marshall lost its last outing, a 63-28 result against Houston on October 22. Marshall failed to cover in that game as a 24-point underdog, while the 91 combined points took the game OVER the total.

UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Blazers at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UAB's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UAB's last 6 games when playing Marshall
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Marshall
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games at home
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UAB
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games

Next up:
UAB home to Houston, Saturday, November 5
Marshall at Tulsa, Saturday, November 12

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