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Kent State Golden Flashes Visit the Marshall Thundering Herd in Week 3 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

A key Week 3 battle has the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes travelling to Marshall on Saturday to face the Thundering Herd.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Marshall Thundering Herd as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Thundering Herd to win this game on Saturday 25-23. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Marshall Thundering Herd have seen them go 1-1 and 2-0 ATS so far this season, while the Kent State Golden Flashes are at 1-1 and 0-2 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-0, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Kent State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Marshall Thundering Herd at No. 104 and the Kent State Golden Flashes at No. 129 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 25.5 PPG, against a Kent State defense that ranks No. 124 this week at 43.5 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 279 yards per game, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes secondary allows through the air, 269 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 353 yards per game. Marshall, meanwhile, ranks No. 110 in rushing offense at home.

Chase Litton led the way last time out for the Thundering Herd, connecting for 350 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 37-20 loss to the Thundering Herd at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kent State is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Marshall is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marshall's last 10 games
  • Marshall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Marshall is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at Louisville, Saturday, September 23rd
Marshall at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 30th