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Thundering Herd face Bobcats in Week 3 odds

Marshall Thundering HerdOhio Bobcats
Sep 17, 7:00 PM | Turf of Peden Stadium

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

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Peden Stadium will feature Bobcats vs. Thundering Herd on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.

The Bobcats sit at 2-0 (1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 1-1 (2-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Ohio is 1-1 OU, and Marshall is 0-2 OU.

View Marshall vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Odds makers opened the Bobcats as 3-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 59 and the Thundering Herd sitting at No. 32. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 48-17 result in favor of the Bobcats this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's #39-ranked offense (37 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks #70 at 27 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 184.5 yards per game, less than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (279 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's #4-rated road run defense, allowing 42 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks #28 in rushing offense at home.

Marshall won its last outing, a 26-20 result against Southern Miss on September 10. Marshall covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 46 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Ohio was a 30-3 winner at home against Gardner-Webb. They failed to cover the 30.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Thundering Herd at Bobcats trends to consider:
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marshall's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio's last 7 games
Ohio is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marshall

Next up:
Marshall home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, September 24
Ohio at Rutgers, Saturday, September 24