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Point Spread Favors the Thundering Herd in NCAA College Football Battle with the FIU Golden Panthers

FIU visits Marshall on Saturday, hoping to send the Thundering Herd to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Marshall Thundering Herd here saw them at Bovada as -16-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 35-17 victory for the Thundering Herd. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

FIU Golden Panthers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The FIU Golden Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-1 ATS. FIU is 3-3 on the over under betting totals; Marshall is 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs FIU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marshall Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 40 and the FIU Golden Panthers sitting at No. 111.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 67-ranked offense (28.14 PPG) against a FIU Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 64 at 25.67 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 221.43 yards per game, more than the FIU Golden Panthers give up through the air (203.17 YPG on average).

Defensively, the FIU Golden Panthers feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 141.33 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the Green Wave, they were scorched by Thomas Owens for 152 receiving yards against the Golden Panthers in a 23-10 loss at FIU Stadium.

Middle Tennessee was unable to contain Tyler King in its last action Friday and the result was a 38-10 Week 8 loss against the Thundering Herd.

Betting Trends
  • Florida International is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida International is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Florida International is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Florida International is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
  • Marshall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

FIU home to UTSA, Saturday, November 4th
Marshall at Florida Atlantic, Friday, November 3rd