Free Week 3 Prediction: Golden Flashes vs Thundering Herd Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Venue: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -14.5
NCAA Betting Total: 51
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It’s a non conference match up between two teams who are both currently 1-1 on the season. The Kent State Golden Flashes make the trip to Huntington, West Virginia to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd.
The Thundering Herd have won the last nine games played between the two teams. In 2015 they came out ahead by a final score of 36-29.
Kent State Golden Flashes
The Kent State Golden Flashes rebounded in week two after their blowout that they suffered at the hands of the Clemson Tigers in week one.
They beat Howard, a team that had beaten UNLV the week before by a final score of 38-31. The biggest improvement in week two was that their passing game actually had to be respected, and that helped open up the field.
In game one against Clemson Nick Holley only threw for one passing yard all game, and the rest of the offense was run on the ground.
Against Howard though he started to throw a ball a bit better and finished the game with 105 yards and two touchdowns.
To win this game the Golden Flashes need the offense to be good again. This game is probably going to be pretty high scoring and they are going to need to find a way to keep up with the Thundering Herd’s offense.
Marshall Thundering Herd
On the other side of this match up is the Marshall Thundering Herd who come into this game wit ha 1-1 record, but their wins have been flipped.
They started off with a win against Miami of Ohio by a final score of 31-26. In the last game though they ran into a power five conference competition and they had lots of trouble.
They played the NC State Wolfpack and they got off to a slow start and it really hurt them on the way to a 37-20 defeat.
The offense hasn’t been the problem all year and a lot of that has to do with Junior quarterback Chase Litton who has thrown for 558 yards and three touchdowns.
The defense has been a struggle all year though, and that is going to need to be better if they want to win this game.
They have given up a lot of big plays so far this year, and they need to do a better job of not letting the quarterbacks air it out down the field.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 10-3 in KENT last 13 non-conference games.
- Over is 9-3 in KENT last 12 games in September.
- Under is 11-5 in KENT last 16 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in MRSH last 8 vs. MAC.
- Under is 7-3 in MRSH last 10 games overall.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
Both of these teams defenses have struggled all year, and I think that will continue in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 51
The Marshall Thundering Herd’s offense is a bit better and that will be the difference.
They will win a game that covers the over and that is close until the very end of the game.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Marshall 37 – Kent State 30
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