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Marshall Favored by -31 Against North Texas on Saturday - Week 8 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

The Marshall Thundering Herd will do battle with the visiting North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $North Texas Mean Green listed as 31-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 50-22 win for the Thundering Herd on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

North Texas Mean Green vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Marshall battles the North Texas Mean Green, currently with a 0-6 mark (1-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-4 for the Thundering Herd and 4-2 for the North Texas Mean Green. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs North Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Marshall Thundering Herd) and the No. 124 (North Texas Mean Green) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 55-ranked offense (31.86 PPG) against a North Texas Mean Green defense that ranks No. 128 at 50.17 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 185.29 yards per game, less than the North Texas Mean Green give up through the air (308.17 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the North Texas Mean Green own the league's No. 111-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 243.67 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, North Texas got a 122-yard performance from Damarcus Smith, but Western Kentucky prevailed 55-28.

Hyleck Foster ran through the Florida Atlantic defense for 122 yards in Marshall's last game, handing the Owls a 33-17 setback on Saturday at FAU Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Texas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Texas's last 5 games
  • North Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games
  • Marshall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Texas home to UTSA, Saturday, October 31st
Marshall at Charlotte, Saturday, October 31st