Central Florida Knights vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
The Thundering Herd will try to win and cover the spread at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Knights in Week 9 action.
The Thundering Herd are 3-4 so far on the season, and 3-3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Knights, meanwhile, are 5-2 and 3-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Marshall go 5-1 and the Knights go 5-2 on the totals.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Thundering Herd as 5.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 41-rated Thundering Herd and the No. 50-rated Knights in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 46-37 win for the Knights on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 8-ranked offense (43.1 PPG) against a Knights defense that ranks No. 37 at 22 PPG. The Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 390 yards per game, more than the Knights give up through the air (200.9 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Knights feature the league's No. 78-rated road run defense, allowing 188.3 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.
Central Florida was a 35-17 winner in its last match on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 52 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Central Florida got a 192-yard performance from Latavius Murray as a key part of its 35-17 win over Memphis.
In their last action, Marshall was a 59-24 winner on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (83) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Rakeem Cato led the way last time out for the Thundering Herd, connecting for 340 passing yards and a 59-24 victory over the Golden Eagles at MM Roberts Stadium.
Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Knights at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Florida's last 7 games on the road
Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
Marshall is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marshall's last 10 games when playing Central Florida
Marshall is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Central Florida
Central Florida home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, November 3
Marshall home to Memphis, Saturday, November 3