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Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction vs Akron Zips in Week 3 College Football Odds

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Marshall Thundering Herd host the Akron Zips at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Week 3 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Marshall Thundering Herd were -15.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 39-21 victory for the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Akron Zips vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Akron Zips, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 0-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Marshall go 1-0 and the Akron Zips go 2-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Akron injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Marshall Thundering Herd at No. 28 and the Akron Zips at No. 73 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 62 PPG, against a Akron defense that ranks No. 114 this week at 39 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 313 yards per game, more than the Akron Zips secondary allows through the air, 296 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Akron Zips own the league's No. 72-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 294 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akron was hammered in its last outing, as Wisconsin ran up a 54-10 score against them at Camp Randall Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Akron is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Akron is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games
  • Marshall is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Marshall is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Appalachian State, Saturday, September 24th
Marshall home to Louisville, Saturday, September 24th