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Marshall favored by -23 against UAB on Saturday

UAB BlazersMarshall Thundering Herd
2-6November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Joan C. Edwards Stadium5-3

The Marshall Thundering Herd host UAB on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-3-1 ATS mark against the 2-6 Blazers in NCAAF action at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

The Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thundering Herd are 4-3-1 ATS. UAB is 6-2 against the total, while Marshall is 3-5 versus the number.

View UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Thundering Herd in this game found them listed as -23-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 111-rated Blazers taking on the No. 20-rated Thundering Herd in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 48-21 win for the Thundering Herd on Saturday.

Last time out for UAB, they were a 24-21 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. UAB covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 45 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Grooms tore up the turf for 109 rushing yards in the latest Thundering Herd game, a 61-13 win over the Golden Eagles at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 40.88 PPG, against a Blazers defense that ranks No. 117 this week at 38.38 PPG. The Thundering Herd aerial game is averaging 278.5 yards per game, more than the Blazers secondary allows through the air, 273.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Blazers own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 175.6 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Blazers at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of UAB's last 9 games
UAB is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Marshall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marshall is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB at East Carolina, Saturday, November 16th
Marshall at Tulsa, Thursday, November 14th