Thundering Herd take on Golden Eagles in Week 8 contest
Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Thundering Herd on Saturday when they take on the Golden Eagles at MM Roberts Stadium in Week 8 action.
The Golden Eagles currently sports a record of 0-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Thundering Herd are 2-4 and 2-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles post a 4-2 over under record this season, while the Thundering Herd have gone 4-1 against the number.
Betting Line: The Golden Eagles were listed as 2-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 93 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 51 (Thundering Herd) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 31-18 result in favor of the Thundering Herd is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 113-ranked offense (18.8 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 124 at 44.5 PPG. The Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 140.3 yards per game, less than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (240.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 260.3 yards per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.
Marshall was a 45-38 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (83) made winners of OVER bettors. Rakeem Cato handled the Golden Hurricane defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 391 yards, but Marshall still lost to Tulsa 45-38.
Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 38-31 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. Southern Miss covered in the match as a 16-point underdog, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Golden Eagles were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-31 score against Central Florida.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Thundering Herd at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Marshall is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Marshall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Southern Miss
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Southern Miss is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Marshall home to Central Florida, Saturday, October 27
Southern Miss at Rice, Saturday, October 27