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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Underdogs vs Thundering Herd at Marshall

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

vs

Marshall Thundering Herd
Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Joan C. Edwards Stadium

 

Western Kentucky closes out its season on the road this Friday against the Thundering Herd of Marshall at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

The Hilltoppers bring a three-game winning streak (2-1 ATS) into this clash after rolling over Texas-San Antonio 45-7 this past Saturday as 10-point home favorites.

Marshall remains the only other Division IA team without a SU loss along with Florida State at 11-0. It is 7-3-1 ATS and the total has stayed UNDER in three of its last four games. The Thundering Herd are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games while Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans going with the Marshall Thundering Herd in this game found them listed as 23-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week. The total was very high at 74.5 per BetDSI earlier in the week.

Computer Prediction: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 45-23 victory for the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 11-0 so far on the season, and 7-3-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, meanwhile, are 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Marshall go 5-5-1 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers go 7-3-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Western Kentucky injuries news.

The game pits the Marshall Thundering Herd, currently No. 2 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, who rate No. 47 in the latest survey.

How Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 44.91 PPG, against a Western Kentucky defense that ranks No. 116 this week at 36.82 PPG. The Marshall aerial game is averaging 274.18 yards per game, more than the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers secondary allows through the air, 259.09 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers own the league's No. 113-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 241.2 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Western Kentucky's aerial attack generated 346 yards and the Hilltoppers came away with a 45-7 victory over UTSA at L.T. Smith Stadium.

 

In their last game, Marshall got a 171-yard performance from Devon Johnson as a key part of its 23-18 win over UAB.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Western Kentucky's last 12 games
Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Marshall is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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