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Marshall A Stellar Bet Late In The Season

Marshall NCAA Football

The St. Petersburg Bowl will feature Marshall looking to continue late season profits for bettors as the Thundering Herd has gone 10-3 ATS in their past 13 games in December. Marshall will take on the UConn Huskies in the first of six games on December 26.

Shark Bites
  • UConn is 7-17 ATS in their past 24 games.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in Marshall’s past four following a loss.
  • No player on either team has more than 720 receiving yards this season.

Marshall ended the season on a skid, going 1-2 in their final three games with losses to Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The Herd is one of those teams that will put up points (32 PPG), but have held opponents to a meagre 18.4 points per game this season. Freshman quarterback Chase Litton stepped into the void left by Rakeem Cato admirably, with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Most people still see UConn as a whipping boy, but the team has a win over Houston and are in a bowl game. The Huskies will need anything their offense can give them in this game as they average a sad 17.0 points per game this season

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Connecticut Huskies were listed as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. As of December 11th, the OVER/UNDER was sitting at 43 at BetOnline.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 35-18 result in favor of the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Connecticut Huskies vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd currently sport a record of 9-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Connecticut Huskies are 6-6 and 5-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Marshall Thundering Herd post a 4-8 over under record this season, while the Connecticut Huskies have gone 2-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Connecticut injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 24-rated Marshall Thundering Herd and the No. 78-rated Connecticut Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 44-ranked offense (32.58 PPG) against a Connecticut Huskies defense that ranks No. 17 at 19.75 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 231 yards per game, more than the Connecticut Huskies give up through the air (186.92 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Connecticut Huskies own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 133.17 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 62 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut was hammered in its last outing, as Temple ran up a 27-3 score against them at Lincoln Financial Field.

Marshall was hammered in its last outing, as Western Kentucky ran up a 49-28 score against them at L.T. Smith Stadium.