Free Week 9 Prediction: Thundering Herd vs Golden Eagles Odds
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(2-5) Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (4-3)
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
NCAA Football Spread: Southern Mississippi -15.5
NCAA Betting Total: 65.5
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Two teams in search of getting back in the win column meet as the Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
Marshall comes in off a loss, while Southern Miss has dropped back to back games to fall just 1 game over the .500 mark.
Marshall Thundering Herd
Typically a top team in CUSA, the Thundering Herd have experience a lot of problems this season.
Sitting at just 2-5, Marshall finds themselves in 2nd last in the East division and with just 5 games remaining, they’ll need 4 wins to grab a bowl berth.
That task isn’t going to be very easy or likely, considering how bad this Thundering Herd defense really is.
Marshall has conceded a 113th worst 36.1 points per game this season. Breaking it down even more, Marshall has allowed 468 yards per game, which is also one of the worst in the nation.
The defense has settled down some over the past two games for them, as they’ve gone 1-1 while allowing 21 point and 27 points.
They have played just two road games thus far and haven’t fared well. Losses at Pittsburgh and North Texas have doomed them as they’ll play 3 of their final 5 on the road.
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles 4-1 start has come and gone and now they look to put an end to their 2 game losing streak that has them reeling.
Southern Miss sits at 2-1 in conference play, in a tie for 2nd place in CUSA’s West division.
Prior to the bye week, it was a non conference trip to LSU that saw them get knocked around a bit 45-10. The good news for them is that they did get that bye week to regroup and get set for the final drive of the season in CUSA play.
Offensively, this team is right where they want to be. Southern Miss is averaging 35.9 points per game, while racking up nearly 500 yards per contest.
For this team to succeed, defensively they’ll have to figure things out. The Golden Eagles have allowed nearly 30 points per game, as they’ve struggled against the run.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Thundering Herd are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Thundering Herd are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Herd are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
- Golden Eagles are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Golden Eagles are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Golden Eagles are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction
This is a game for Southern Mississippi to really bounce back.
After a bye week and a weak defensive opponent, look for them to have a lot of success here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Southern Miss -15.5
Lay the points here, the Golden Eagles have the edge on both sides of the ball.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Southern Mississippi 45- Marshall 21
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