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UCF vs Marshall Betting Preview

Conference USA gets the spotlight from ESPN on Wednesday night as Central Florida travels to face Marshall as a small road favorite.  

Central Florida has started well this college football betting season at 3-2 and 1-0 in the conference while Marshall has struggled, going 1-4 and 0-1 in the conference. The UCF Marshall odds situation reflects these divergent starts.

[ Article courtesy of Bovada - home of 295% bonus offers ] Central Florida is a 5.5 -point favorite with a total of 44 at SBG Global 

It has not been a good NCAA football betting season for Marshall under first-year coach Doc Holliday. It may not get any better on Wednesday with Central Florida coming to town.  UCF has won the last five meetings against Marshall. They are favored to win again on Wednesday in large part because they have a duel threat quarterback in Jeff Godfrey.  

Central Florida head coach George O’Leary is comparing his freshman to Michael Vick and Pat White.  Godfrey leads Central Florida in rushing with 583 yards. He has also thrown for 531 yards. [ UCF vs Marshall Matchup Report - {URL=http://www.oddsshark.com/Stats/Matchup/Football/NCAAF/27762}click here for stats and trends {/URL}]

Marshall has done very little this season on offense or on defense. They are 102 in the country in points scored and even worse on defense as they rank 108th in points allowed.  Despite those rotten numbers, the Thundering Herd are getting some action from bettors as this line has dropped from 6.5 down to 5 at Bovada.

Here are the football betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The Knights are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Knights are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October. 

The Knights are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a road favorite. The Knights are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings at Marshall. 

The Thundering Herd are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Thundering Herd are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games as a home underdog. The Thundering Herd are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games.

The Over is 4-0 in the Knights last 4 conference games. The Under is 5-2-2 in the Knights last 9 games in October. The Under is 8-1 in Marshall’s last 9 games in October. The Over is 4-1 in Marshall’s last 5 games overall. The Under is 6-2 in Marshall’s last 8 home games. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.

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