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Point Spread Favors the Thundering Herd in NCAA College Football Battle with the Old Dominion Monarchs

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday when they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Marshall Thundering Herd were -18-point favorites 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 prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 36-22 result in favor of the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-1 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs the point spread. The Old Dominion Monarchs, meanwhile, are 2-2 and 0-4 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Marshall go 2-2 and the Old Dominion Monarchs go 1-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Old Dominion injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marshall Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 10 and the Old Dominion Monarchs sitting at No. 111.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 33 PPG, against a Old Dominion defense that ranks No. 100 this week at 32.75 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 187 yards per game, more than the Old Dominion Monarchs secondary allows through the air, 183 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Old Dominion Monarchs own the league's No. 102-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 252 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 69 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 Mountaineers as Appalachian State blasted them 49-0 in Week 4 action.

Last time we saw the Golden Flashes, they had no answer for Tony Pittman as the Thundering Herd rolled to a 36-29 victory at Dix Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Old Dominion is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Old Dominion is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Old Dominion's last 6 games
  • Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
  • Marshall is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Marshall is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Old Dominion home to Charlotte, Saturday, October 17th
Marshall home to Southern Miss, Friday, October 9th