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Hokies face Thundering Herd in Week 4 odds

Virginia Tech HokiesMarshall Thundering Herd
Sep 24, 3:30 PM | Turf of Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds


The Thundering Herd will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Hokies at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Week 4 action.

They bring a 1-2 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 4 battle against the 3-0 Hokies, who are 1-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Marshall go 1-2 so far and the Hokies go 1-2.

View Virginia Tech vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Thundering Herd pegged as 18.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Thundering Herd sit at No. 13 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Hokies are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hokies will win this game 50-6.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 107-ranked offense (15.3 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 8 at 10 PPG. The Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 183 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (169.3 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing -15 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 98 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Virginia Tech was a 26-7 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 24–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Marshall was a 44-7 loser on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

A few Hokies at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Virginia Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia Tech's last 10 games
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marshall's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Marshall's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Clemson, Saturday, October 1
Marshall at Louisville, Saturday, October 1