Miltary Bowl betting: odds Maryland vs Marshall
|Marshall Thundering Herd||Maryland Terrapins|
Marshall was thumped in the C-USA Championship Game, but they'll return to the field on December 27 as they take on Maryland in the Military Bowl in Annapolis.
Historically, this game was great for the betting public as the favorites have won all five prior games and all five games played OVER the total.
Marshall is 5-1 ATS past six bowl games and Maryland matches them in bowl game profitability at 5-1 ATS past six bowl games.
Marshall played seven straight OVERs to end the season, while the OVER was 6-2 past 8 Maryland games this season. Does this hint at a continuation of the Military Bowl over trend?
They bring a 7-5 record (7-5 ATS) to the bowl season against the 9-4 Thundering Herd, who are 7-5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Maryland go 8-4 so far and the Thundering Herd go 8-5.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 4-rated Thundering Herd taking on the No. 84-rated Terrapins in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 46-29 win for the Thundering Herd on Friday.
Marshall lost its last outing, a 41-24 result against Rice on December 7. Marshall failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Thundering Herd were Week 15 losers coming out on the wrong end of 41-24 score against Rice. Wes Brown ran through the North Carolina State defense for 138 yards in Maryland's last game, handing the Wolfpack a 41-21 setback on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 26.67 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 23.15 PPG. The Terrapins aerial game is averaging 252.83 yards per game, more than the Thundering Herd secondary allows through the air, 208.92 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 73-rated road run defense, allowing 187 yards per game. Maryland, meanwhile, ranks No. 82 in rushing offense at home.