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

The Marshall Thundering Herd will do battle with the visiting WKU Hilltoppers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Marshall Thundering Herd were 21-point underdogs 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.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 48-14 result in favor of the Hilltoppers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

WKU Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-8 overall and 4-7 ATS against the spread, while the Hilltoppers are 8-3 and 4-7 ATS. As for the totals, Marshall is 4-7 on the OU, and WKU is 5-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs WKU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marshall Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 105 and the WKU Hilltoppers sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 73-ranked offense (28.27 PPG) against a WKU Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 42 at 23.91 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 250.82 yards per game, less than the WKU Hilltoppers give up through the air (258.64 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the WKU Hilltoppers own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 122.4 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 107 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike White's 316-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as WKU earned a 45-7 win over North Texas on Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Chase Litton's 301-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as FIU earned a 31-14 win over Marshall on Saturday at FIU Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Western Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games
  • Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home