Marshall Thundering Herd vs UAB Blazers Odds
UAB looks to cover the Blazers-Thundering Herd point spread this week and improve its overall 2-7 mark when they host Marshall in Week 11 action.
They bring a 2-7 record (4-5 ATS) to the Week 11 battle against the 4-5 Thundering Herd, who are 3-5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen UAB go 5-3 so far and the Thundering Herd go 7-1.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Blazers as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Blazers sit at No. 87 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Thundering Herd are at No. 86 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thundering Herd will win this game 35-30.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UAB's No. 57-ranked offense (29.8 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 120 at 41.4 PPG. The Blazers passing attack has averaged 312.4 yards per game, more than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (231.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 110-rated road run defense, allowing 249.2 yards per game. UAB, meanwhile, ranks No. 118 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Marshall was a 38-28 winner at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (66) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Marshall's aerial attack generated 341 yards and the Thundering Herd came away with a 38-28 victory over Memphis at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
UAB was a 27-19 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (46) made winners of UNDER bettors. Darrin Reaves went over the 100-yard mark (223) in his team's latest effort as UAB defeated Southern Miss by a score of 27-19 on Saturday.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4
UAB Blazers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Thundering Herd at Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marshall's last 7 games on the road
Marshall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing UAB
Marshall is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
UAB is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
UAB is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Marshall
UAB is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
UAB is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Marshall
Marshall home to Houston, Saturday, November 17
UAB home to Memphis, Saturday, November 17