Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
The Golden Hurricane will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Thundering Herd in Marshall at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday in Week 6 action.
They will face the 4-1 Golden Hurricane, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Hurricane are 2-2 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Thundering Herd here saw them open at 5Dimes as 5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 70 and the Golden Hurricane sitting at No. 78. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 54-35 result in favor of the Golden Hurricane this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 41 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 66 this week at 26.4 PPG. The Thundering Herd aerial game is averaging 394.6 yards per game, more than the Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 233.4 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 80.5 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 101 in rushing offense at home.
Tulsa was a 49-42 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UAB. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (91) made winners of OVER bettors. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Blazers in their last game, winning 49-42 at Legion Field.
Marshall lost its last outing, a 51-41 result against Purdue on September 29. Marshall covered in that game as a 17-point underdog, while the 92 combined points took the game OVER the total. Rakeem Cato handled the Boilermakers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 439 yards, but Marshall still lost to Purdue 51-41.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Golden Hurricane at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tulsa's last 14 games on the road
Tulsa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tulsa is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tulsa home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, October 13
Marshall at Southern Miss, Saturday, October 20