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Marshall Thundering Herd Face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders: Week 8 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The visiting Marshall Thundering Herd hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Floyd Stadium against the Blue Raiders.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were 2.5-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 28-27 win for the Thundering Herd. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders sit at 3-4 (3-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Marshall Thundering Herd are currently 5-1 (5-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Middle Tennessee is 1-6 OU, and Marshall is 3-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Middle Tennessee vs Marshall injuries news.

The game pits the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, currently No. 59 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Marshall Thundering Herd, who rate No. 62 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Middle Tennessee's No. 113-ranked offense, averaging 20.43 PPG, against a Marshall defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 15 PPG. The Middle Tennessee aerial game is averaging 258.14 yards per game, more than the Marshall Thundering Herd secondary allows through the air, 202.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Marshall Thundering Herd own the league's No. 36-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120.67 yards per game when on the road. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 77 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Old Dominion didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Thundering Herd as Marshall blasted them 35-3 in Week 7 action.

In their last gridiron battle, Brad Anderson did much of the damage, producing 137 receiving yards but UAB managed to defeat the Blue Raiders 25-23 at Legion Field.

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Marshall's last 14 games
  • Marshall is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Middle Tennessee is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall home to FIU, Saturday, October 28th
Middle Tennessee home to UTEP, Saturday, November 4th