Free Week 13 Prediction: Thundering Herd vs Hilltoppers Odds
Week 13 College football betting sees the Marshall Thundering Herd taking on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Friday November 27 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Marshall Thundering Herd (9-2) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (9-2)
Date: Friday November 27
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
NCAA Football Spread: Western Kentucky -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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The Thundering Herd and Hilltoppers meet in a C-USA clash as they look for a repeat performance of last year’s epic contest.
Western Kentucky handed Marshall their first loss of the 2014 season in a 67-66 overtime thriller that saw both teams exchange touchdowns consistently.
This game will hold just as much significance as the winner will capture C-USA’s Eastern Division.
Even with their loss to MTSU a couple weeks ago, the Thundering Herd have a chance to defend their C-USA championship with a win over Western Kentucky here on Friday.
Marshall will have a chip on their shoulder heading into this one as Western Kentucky came into Marshall last season and upset the Thundering Herd and ruined not only their perfect season, but also ruined their chance at a BCS bowl bid.
It can be assumed Marshall’s defense won’t be letting up anywhere near the 67 points they let up last season. The Thundering Herd has one of the best defenses in the conference as they’re allowing just 15.6 points per game this season.
Not to be overshadowed by their lock down defense, QB Chase Litton has done a phenomenal job filling in for Rakeem Cato. Litton has thrown for 2160 yards to go along with 20 touchdowns on the season.
The Hilltoppers lone two losses on the season came at the hands of Indiana by 3 and LSU by 28 (a game which the score does not indicate how close it actually was).
Western Kentucky has ran through the rest of the competition and have set themselves up for a home finale on Senior Day with a chance to clinch a spot in the title game. While the Thundering Herd have one of the best defenses in the conference, the Hilltoppers feature one of the best offensive cores in C-USA.
Western Kentucky averages 43.7 points per game and that number goes up with home field advantage as their average point total bumps up to 47.5.
The Hilltoppers are led by QB Brandon Doughty, who leads a pass heavy offense. The senior QB has thrown for 3807 yards to go along with 37 touchdowns. Through his many pass attempts, Doughty has thrown just 6 interceptions.
WKU brings in a 4-0 SU record at home and a 3-1 ATS record in those 4 games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Thundering Herd are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Thundering Herd are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Thundering Herd are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a SU win of more than 20 points.
- Hilltoppers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games.
- Hilltoppers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Free Week 13 NCAA Football Prediction
The Thundering Herd will certainly have that revenge factor on their mind here. This should be a very fun game. While it won’t be as high scoring as last season, this will be a close game throughout with both teams having a chance to win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall ATS
With this game expected to be close, backing the Thundering Herd and the points here is the best way to go.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 33- Marshall 30
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