Hokies Thundering Herd Betting Preview for Week 4
Marshall Thundering Herd vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds
Virginia Tech will look to improve on its 2-1 record this week when they host Marshall in Week 4 action at Lane Stadium on Saturday.
The Hokies sit at 2-1 (0-2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia Tech is 1-2 OU, and Marshall is 0-3 OU.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Thundering Herd listed as 11-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Hokies at No. 34 and the Thundering Herd at No. 37 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 55-33 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 88-ranked offense (23.3 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 23 at 16 PPG. The Hokies passing attack has averaged 180.7 yards per game, less than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (185.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 60 yards per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Marshall was a 34-31 loser on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (65) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Rakeem Cato's 366-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Ohio earned a 34-31 win over Marshall on Saturday at Peden Stadium.
In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 15-10 winner on the road against East Carolina. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (25) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Hokies were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Pirates by a score of 15-10.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Thundering Herd at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Marshall's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games
Marshall is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
Virginia Tech is 4-10-2 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Marshall home to UTSA, Saturday, October 5
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Thursday, September 26