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Betting line favors Thundering Herd over Bobcats

Ohio BobcatsMarshall Thundering Herd
Sep 15, 6:30 PM | Turf of Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds


The Thundering Herd will try to win and cover the spread at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Bobcats in Week 3 action.

They will face the 2-0 Bobcats, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 1-1 favoring the OVER.

View Ohio vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Thundering Herd here saw them open as 6.5-point underdogs at Sportsbook.ag in this college football clash. The total was a whopping 67 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 43 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 6. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 55-33 result in favor of the Bobcats this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 15-ranked offense (43 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 45 at 19 PPG. The Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 421.5 yards per game, more than the Bobcats give up through the air (197.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bobcats own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 92 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 50 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Ohio was a 51-24 winner at home against New Mexico State. They covered the 21.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (75) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Beau Blankenship tore up the turf for 168 rushing yards in the latest Bobcats game, a 51-24 win over the Aggies at Peden Stadium.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 52-24 winner as they battled Western Carolina at home. No odds were posted on that game, as it involved the non-board school. In Marshall's last outing, Rakeem Cato threw for 377 yards to lead the Thundering Herd over Western Carolina 52-24 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Ohio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio's last 6 games
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 8 games on the road
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ohio
Marshall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Ohio
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Ohio home to Norfolk St, Saturday, September 22
Marshall at Rice, Saturday, September 22