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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(5-1) Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4)
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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We have reached week eight of the college football season and most games taking place will be conference match ups.
It will be a conference USA match up on Friday night at at Floyd Stadium.
The Marshall Thundering Herd will make the trip to Murfreesboro to take on the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.
When these two teams faced off last year the Thundering Herd came out ahead 42-17.
Marshall Thundering Herd
The Marshall Thundering Herd really couldn’t have asked for a better start for their season. They come into this game with a 5-1 record and the only loss was against NC State.
I know it’s still early but they have put themselves in a really good spot to win the Conference USA championship. The Thundering Herd are a pretty balanced attack, but the defensive side so far seems to have been the strength.
So far this year they are only giving up 15 points and 321 yards per game. Look for the defense to really be aggressive early again in this game and try to create some big turnovers.
On the offensive side of the ball the Thundering Herd haven’t been great this year, but they seem to make the big plays when it counts the most to come out ahead of games.
They are currently averaging 26.5 points and 373 yards per game, with 230 of those yards coming through the air. Junior Chase Litton leads the Thundering Herd from the quarterback position and has thrown for 1382 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He comes into this game having thrown for nine touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last three games.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders had high hopes for this season, but one injury has derailed their entire outlook on the season.
Their starting quarterback Brent Stockstill, who is probably the best quarterback in the conference was injured in game one of the season, and the team has taken a big step back since.
He is out indefinitely with a cracked sternum and separated collarbone and has already been ruled out for this game.
The offense has had issues flowing and that has led to the teams 3-4 record. In their last game they were 4.5 favorites over UAB but when the scoreboard said zero the Blue Raiders had lost 25-23.
To win this game the offense is going to need to find a way to step up and score against a very tough Marshall defense.
If the offense can’t get anything going, it’s probably going to be a very long night for the Blue Raiders.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 13-3 in MRSH last 16 games as a favorite.
- Under is 20-7 in MRSH last 27 conference games.
- MRSH are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
- Over is 5-2-1 in MTU last 8 home games.
- Over is 5-2-1 in MTU last 8 games on turf.
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With the offenses struggle for the Blue Raiders, facing off against the Marshall defense isn’t going to be fun.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall -2.5
I think the defense is going to really clamp down early and make life very difficult. At the end of the day the Thundering Herd will not only win the game, but also cover the spread.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Marshall 24 – Middle Tennessee 17
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