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Thundering Herd take on Owls in Week 7 contest

Marshall Thundering HerdFlorida Atlantic Owls
3-2October 12, 2013, 05:00 | GEO Group Stadium2-4

Week 7 action on Saturday will see the Owls looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Thundering Herd visit GEO Group Stadium.

Backers of the Owls have seen them go 2-4 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Thundering Herd are at 3-2 and 3-1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 1-4, while the Owls are 2-4.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Owls in this game found them listed as 13-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 73 (Owls) and the No. 34 (Thundering Herd) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-20 result in favor of the Thundering Herd is predicted by handicapping models.

Jonathan Wallace tore up the turf for 117 rushing yards in the latest Owls game, a 37-23 win over the Blazers at Legion Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 100-ranked offense (22.17 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 20 at 17.4 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 215.83 yards per game, more than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (179 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Thundering Herd feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 167 yards per game. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, ranks No. 66 in rushing offense at home.

A few Thundering Herd at Owls trends to consider:
Marshall is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 7 games

Next up:
Marshall at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, October 24th
Florida Atlantic at Auburn, Saturday, October 26th