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Week 12 odds - Cougars vs. Thundering Herd

Houston CougarsMarshall Thundering Herd
Nov 17, 12:00 PM | Turf of Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Houston Cougars vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Cougars on Saturday when they take on the Thundering Herd at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Week 12 action.

The Thundering Herd sport records of 4-6 and 3-6-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cougars sit at 4-6 and 3-7 ATS on the season. The over under records are 7-2 for the Thundering Herd and 5-5 for the Cougars.

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Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Thundering Herd sat as 1-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Thundering Herd, currently No. 82 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cougars, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 35-31 victory for the Thundering Herd.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 17-ranked offense (38.8 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 114 at 37.1 PPG. The Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 358.5 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (276 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 63-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 170 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Houston was a 41-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Hurricane as Tulsa blasted them 41-7 in Week 11 action.

Marshall lost its last outing, a 38-31 result against UAB on November 10. Marshall failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 69 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Thundering Herd suffered a Week 11 loss against UAB in their last game, falling 38-31 at Legion Field.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Cougars at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Houston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marshall's last 7 games
Marshall is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
Marshall is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Tulane, Saturday, November 24
Marshall at East Carolina, Saturday, November 24