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Golden Eagles open as underdog vs Thundering Herd

Southern Miss Golden EaglesMarshall Thundering Herd
0-7November 02, 2013, 12:00 | Joan C. Edwards Stadium4-3

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 Golden Eagles in Week 10 action.

Supporters of the Golden Eagles have seen them go 0-7 and 1-6 ATS so far this season, while the Thundering Herd are at 4-3 and 3-3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 2-5, while the Golden Eagles are 4-3.

View Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -28.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Thundering Herd at No. 33 and the Golden Eagles at No. 123 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 41--1 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.

Essray Taliaferro went over the 100-yard mark (134) in his team's latest effort, but Middle Tennessee still defeated Marshall by a score of 51-49.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 38 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 121 this week at 42.29 PPG. The Thundering Herd aerial game is averaging 270.86 yards per game, more than the Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 221.14 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Eagles feature the league's No. 104-rated road run defense, allowing 223.5 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 38 in rushing offense at home.

A few Golden Eagles at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Southern Miss is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Southern Miss is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Southern Miss is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Marshall is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 7 games
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing Southern Miss

Next up:
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, November 9th
Marshall at UAB, Saturday, November 9th