Free St. Petersburg Bowl Prediction: Huskies vs Thundering Herd Odds
College football betting on the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl sees the UCONN Huskies taking on the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday December 26th at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, FL. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 St. Petersburg Bowl
UCONN Huskies (6-6) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (9-3)
Date: Saturday, December 26
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Tropicana Field Saint Petersburg, FL
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -4.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44
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Heading into the last few games of the season UCONN did not look like they would be going bowling, but they won 3 in a row late before losing in their season finale.
They are a 4.5-point betting underdog facing a Marshall team that lost 2 of their last 3 games of the season.
UCONN’s only win on the season facing a winning team was a huge upset of, then, undefeated Houston, who were ranked 19th at the time.
Marshall did not repeat as Conference USA champions, but they are making their 4th bowl appearance in the last 6 years.
In their last games of the season UCONN lost to Temple 27-3 and Marshall lost to Western Kentucky 49-28.
UCONN played a much tougher schedule than Marshall going 1-2 facing top 25 teams while the Thundering Herd did not face1 ranked team all season.
In UCONN’s 6 wins their opponents have had a combined record of 7-38.
UCONN has a decent defense ranking 33rd in the nation while their offense only ranks 96th in passing yards per game and 115th in rushing yards per game.
Huskies QB Bryant Shirreff has been up and down on the season and while RB Arkeel Newsome did rush for over 110 yards in 2 of the last 4 games of the season he failed to average over 4 yards per carry in the last 3 games. In the loss to Temple in the season finale he had a grand total of 1 yard on 13 carries.
Marshall ranks 33rd in the nation defending the pass and 70th defending the run.
Marshall Thundering Herd
Marshall had a decent offensive attack that is balanced ranking 57th in passing yards per game and 69th in rushing yards per game.
QB Chase Litton has been pretty good this season since taking over under center in the 3rd game of the season and he has some weapons on the outside. The Herd had a big blow when leading RB Devon Johnson halfway through the season, but they have a few backs that have amassed over 1,200 rushing yards since he went down.
UCONN ranks 21st in the nation on pass defense and 63rd in run defense.
Holding onto the ball will be key fgor UCONN in this game facing a Marshall team that led Conference USA with forcing 27 turnovers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Huskies are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall.
- Huskies are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games.
- Huskies have an Under record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
- Thundering Herd are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
- Thundering Herd are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
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UCONN has played a tougher schedule in a tougher conference and they will not only cover getting 4.5-points, but win as well.
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The Huskies will take this bowl game and end the season over .500.
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