Bobcats home to Thundering Herd in NCAAF betting action
Marshall Thundering Herd vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
The visiting Thundering Herd hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Peden Stadium against the Bobcats.
They bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 2-0 Thundering Herd, who are 2-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Ohio go 0-2 so far and the Thundering Herd go 0-2.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Bobcats as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 56 and the Thundering Herd sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 75-10 result in favor of the Thundering Herd this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 105-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 9 at 7 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 215.5 yards per game, more than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (141 YPG on average).
Marshall won its last outing, a 55-0 result against Gardner-Webb on September 7. Marshall covered in that game as a 42.5-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Steward Butler tore up the turf for 151 rushing yards in the latest Thundering Herd game, a 55-0 win over the Runnin' Bulldogs at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Last time out for Ohio, they were a 27-21 winner as they battled North Texas at home. Ohio covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Chase Cochran did much of the damage, producing 103 receiving yards as Ohio beat the Mean Green 27-21 at Peden Stadium.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Thundering Herd at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Ohio
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Marshall's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 7 games when playing Ohio
Ohio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Ohio is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 7 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 6 games
Marshall at Virginia Tech, Saturday, September 21
Ohio home to Austin Peay, Saturday, September 21