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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Week 9 Betting Prediction and Odds

Florida Atlantic Owls


Marshall Thundering Herd
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Joan C. Edwards Stadium

No. 23 Marshall will look to continue their climb up the AP Top 25 when they take on the Florida Atlantic Owls (3-4, C-USA 2-1) on Saturday afternoon. Led by QB Rakeem Cato, the Thundering Herd (7-0, 3-0 C-USA) extended their SU winning streak to eight, 6-1-1 ATS, with a decisive 45-13 win over FIU, their 10th straight win by double digits.

FAU are 4-1 SU as underdogs this season including a 45-38 win over Western Kentucky last weekend as three-point underdogs. The Owls dropped a 24-23 decision in their last matchup with the Herd in Week 7 last season, covering as 9.5-point underdogs while forcing Marshall to rally from a 23-14 fourth-quarter deficit for the win.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Florida Atlantic Owls listed as 26.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 44-20 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.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd currently sport a record of 7-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-1-1 ATS. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-4 and 5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Marshall Thundering Herd post a 4-2-1 over under record this season, while the Florida Atlantic Owls have gone 5-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Florida Atlantic injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marshall Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 1 and the Florida Atlantic Owls sitting at No. 54.

How Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 47.43 PPG, against a Florida Atlantic defense that ranks No. 109 this week at 35.71 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 290.14 yards per game, more than the Florida Atlantic Owls secondary allows through the air, 271.29 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Florida Atlantic Owls own the league's No. 115-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 265 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jaquez Johnson led the way last time out for the Owls, connecting for 325 passing yards and a 45-38 victory over the Hilltoppers at FAU Stadium.

Devon Johnson tore up the turf for 117 rushing yards in the latest Thundering Herd game, a 45-13 win over the Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Florida Atlantic is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Marshall is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Marshall's last 15 games
Marshall is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic home to UAB, Saturday, November 1st
Marshall at Southern Miss, Saturday, November 8th