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Thundering Herd battle Roadrunners in Week 6 odds

UTSA RoadrunnersMarshall Thundering Herd
2-3October 05, 2013, 02:00 | Joan C. Edwards Stadium2-2


The Thundering Herd hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Roadrunners pay a visit to Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Week 6 betting action.

Backers of the Thundering Herd have seen them go 2-2 and 2-1-1 ATS so far this season, while the Roadrunners are at 2-3 and 3-1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Roadrunners are 2-3, while the Thundering Herd are 1-3.

View UTSA Roadrunners vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Roadrunners in this one found them as 11-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Thundering Herd at No. 44 and the Roadrunners at No. 101 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 47-19 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.

Last time out for UTSA, they were a 59-28 loser as they battled Houston at home. UTSA failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 87 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Essray Taliaferro ran through the Virginia Tech defense for 105 yards in Marshall's last game, but the Thundering Herd still lost a 29-21 decision at Lane Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 27-ranked offense (39.75 PPG) against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 105 at 35.8 PPG. The Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 291.5 yards per game, more than the Roadrunners give up through the air (244 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Roadrunners own the league's No. 35-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130.5 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Roadrunners at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
UTSA is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games
UTSA is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UTSA is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UTSA's last 7 games on the road
Marshall is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Marshall's last 13 games
Marshall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
UTSA at Rice, Saturday, October 12th
Marshall at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 12th