Marshall Thundering Herd vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds
The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Purdue and Marshall on Saturday, with the host Boilermakers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.
The Thundering Herd will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boilermakers are 3-0 ATS. Marshall is 2-1 against the total, while Purdue is 1-1 versus the number.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Boilermakers as 18-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Boilermakers at No. 29 and the Thundering Herd at No. 57 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 60-33 result in favor of the Boilermakers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Purdue's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 39.7 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 121 this week at 42.8 PPG. The Boilermakers aerial game is averaging 251.3 yards per game, less than the Thundering Herd secondary allows through the air, 265.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 110-rated road run defense, allowing 316 yards per game. Purdue, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
Marshall was a 54-51 winner in its last match on the road against Rice. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 105 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Steward Butler tore up the turf for 166 rushing yards in the latest Thundering Herd game, a 54-51 win over the Owls at Rice Stadium.
In their last action, Purdue was a 54-16 winner at home against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 23.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (70) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Akeem Hunt ran through the Eastern Michigan defense for 106 yards in Purdue's last game, handing the Eagles a 54-16 setback on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Thundering Herd at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Marshall is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Marshall is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Purdue is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Marshall home to Tulsa, Saturday, October 6
Purdue home to Michigan, Saturday, October 6