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Marshall Thundering Herd vs. East Carolina Pirates

The Marshall Thundering Herd and the East Carolina Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Marshall was a 44-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (85) made winners of OVER bettors.

East Carolina won its last outing, a 28-23 result against Tulane on November 17. East Carolina failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Current streak:
East Carolina has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Marshall: 5-6 SU, 3-7-1 ATS
East Carolina: 7-4 SU, 6-5 ATS

Marshall most recently:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

East Carolina most recently:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marshall''s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall''s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall''s last 5 games when playing East Carolina
Marshall is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing East Carolina
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
East Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina''s last 5 games when playing Marshall
East Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Marshall