Free Week 6 Prediction: Thundering Herd vs Mean Green Odds
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Marshall Thundering Herd (1-3) vs. North Texas Mean Green (2-3)
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -10.0
NCAA Betting Total: 65.0
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The Thundering Herd were expected to ride their quarterback for a great season while North Texas was expected to struggle once again and hope to steal some wins at home in season that they may not find themselves favored once.
Pegged by some in the preseason as potentially the worst team in the nation, North Texas has already won 2 of their first 5 and are showing a bit of confidence.
Marshall Thundering Herd
Coming off a strong freshman season, Marshall expected Chase Litton to make another leap this season and give Marshall another shot at a Conference USA title.
Litton has been solid but the Thundering Herd are 1-3 and have looked pretty bad in their last three games.
Litton missed the game against Louisville where Marshall got rocked by Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals 59-28.
However, Litton threw three picks the week before against Akron in a big upset as Marshall lost 27 at home.
And last week in his return, Litton completed 62 percent of his passes but threw another pick in the road loss to Pittsburgh.
Now, conference play starts and Litton will get his chance to dominate the opponents like he did last season.
But, the defense will need to be improved if Marshall wants to win this week – or any week for that matter. They have given up 56 points per game in their last 3 and can’t expect to win any games that way.
In last season’s matchup, Marshall won 30-13 and used mostly the ground game and their defense to win the game.
I think this is where Litton gets rolling.
He will be comfortable – having led Marshall to a 6-2 conference record last season. And, the whole team will be determined to make up for this bad start having already matched their loss total from last season.
North Texas Mean Green
After they amassed just 53 total yards against Florida two weeks ago, the Mean Green responded with 42 points and a win over Rice in their next game.
However, after many thought North Texas would claim this title, Rice may be the worst football team in the FBS.
That being said, North Texas has two wins – one over a FCS school and the other over Rice who is playing like a FCS school.
The Mean Green’s 30-13 loss last week to Middle Tennessee should’ve been much worse as their defense managed to force field goals after the Blue Raiders moved down the field pretty easily.
A reason that the Mean Green could find themselves getting buried this week is their inability to lead long drives.
The Marshall offense is capable of putting bunches of points on the board so the North Texas will have to do better picking up first downs – having converted just 28 percent of their third down attempts in the last three games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Marshall are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in North Texas’s last 8 games overall.
- Marshall won the last meeting between the two teams 30-13 despite being outgained by 65 yards.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Prediction
I think Marshall will come out fired up and ready to get rolling in their CUSA season.
While emotion will only get them so far, their offense has too many weapons for North Texas and their defense will be able to handle a pitiful North Texas attack.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall -10.0
Litton is one of the handful of CUSA quarterbacks that really have a great arm and pocket presence. Brent Stockstill is one of them and he threw for 295 on North Texas last week. Expect Litton to do the same.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Marshall 38 – North Texas 13
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