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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Hosting the Marshall Thundering Herd Week 1 Odds and Betting Pick

Marshall Thundering Herd

vs

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Fred C Yager Stadium

The Thundering Herd were a perfect 6-0 ATS at home last season. Too bad they open the season on the road where they were a paltry 2-5-1 ATS. Overall the Herd were 8-5-1 ATS and 10-4 SU last season while posting a solid 8-5 ATS mark when favored.

The RedHawks were just plain terrible last season and failed to win a game at 0-12 SU. They weren’t much better ATS at 2-9-1.Obviously it didn’t matter where they played during their winless season and it didn’t matter to bettors either as they were 1-4 ATS at home and 1-5-1 ATS on the road.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks pegged as 21.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Thundering Herd to win this game on Saturday 43-2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Miami (Ohio) battles the Marshall Thundering Herd, currently with a 10-4 mark (8-5-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-7 for the RedHawks and 8-6 for the Marshall Thundering Herd. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami (Ohio) vs Marshall injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 124-rated Miami (Ohio) RedHawks and the No. 4-rated Marshall Thundering Herd in this matchup.

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How Marshall Thundering Herd vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks No. 124-ranked offense (9.75 PPG) against a Marshall Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 32 at 22.93 PPG. The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks passing attack has averaged 124.25 yards per game, less than the Marshall Thundering Herd give up through the air (208.07 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Marshall Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 104-rated road run defense, allowing 220.33 yards per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, ranks No. 112 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 31-20 winner as they battled Maryland on the road. Marshall covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Rakeem Cato led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 337 yards Friday as the Thundering Herd downed the Terrapins 31-20 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Miami (Ohio) was a 55-14 loser in its last match on the road against Ball State. They failed to cover the 35-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 69 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Miami (Ohio) was hammered in its last outing, as Ball State ran up a 55-14 score against them at Scheumann Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall home to Rhode Island, Saturday, September 6th
Miami (Ohio) home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, September 6th