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Marshall Favored by -21.5 Against Middle Tennessee on Saturday - Week 7 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

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Marshall Thundering Herd
Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Joan C. Edwards Stadium

The undefeated Marshall Thundering Herd will look to run their winning streak to seven games when they host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in a key Conference USA matchup on Saturday. The Thundering Herd has won six straight games dating back to last season - going 5-1 against the spread - and face a Middle Tennessee team that is a perfect 3-0 so far in conference play.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a 37-31 win over Southern Miss last week but failed to cover the spread as 16.5-point favorites. They have dropped two of three ATS after covering each of their first three games to start the season.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -21.5 for the Marshall Thundering Herd . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

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Computer Prediction: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Pick

A 36-20 result in favor of the Thundering Herd is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have seen them go 4-2 and 4-2 ATS so far this season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are at 5-0 and 3-1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 2-2-1, while the Blue Raiders are 4-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marshall Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 2 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sitting at No. 32.

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How Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 47.6 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee defense that ranks No. 91 this week at 30.67 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 296 yards per game, more than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders secondary allows through the air, 291.83 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 195.33 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Middle Tennessee's aerial attack generated 332 yards and the Blue Raiders came away with a 37-31 victory over Southern Miss at Floyd Stadium.

Devon Johnson ran through the Old Dominion defense for 198 yards in Marshall's last game, handing the Monarchs a 56-14 setback on Saturday at Foreman Field.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Middle Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Marshall is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Marshall's last 13 games
Marshall is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to UAB, Saturday, October 18th
Marshall at Florida International, Saturday, October 18th

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