Free Week 5 Prediction: Thundering Herd vs. Hilltoppers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(2-1) Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-3)
Date: Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, Kentucky
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -8
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have reached week five of the college football season which means most of the games this weekend are conference matchups. In this game the Marshall Thundering Herd will make the trip to Bowling Green to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Last year when these two teams played the Thundering Herd came out ahead 30-23.
Marshall Thundering Herd
The Marshall Thundering Herd have had a nice season and they look like they are one of the better non power five conference teams.
They opened up the season with two straight wins before losing their last game by three points against the NC State Wolfpack.
The Thundering Herd are led by quarterback Isaiah Green who has been good throwing for 820 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.
The interceptions are a bit concerning and it’s something that needs to be cleaned up as the season goes on or it will cost the team a few games.
To win this game the Thundering Herd just need to play their game on the defensive side of the ball. The Hilltoppers aren’t a great offensive team and as long as the Thundering Herd makes life tough on them they should not have an issue.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
On the other side of this matchup is the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers who got off to a slow start but come into this one off a big win.
They went to Ball State and the defense stepped up big throughout the game and the offense closed it out at the end winning 28-20.
The big question going into this game is just who exactly will be starting at quarterback in this game. Drew Eckels has missed the last two games because of a shoulder injury and his status is up in the air for this game.
If he can’t go the Hilltoppers will turn to Davis Shanley who has thrown for 412 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.
If he plays he needs to continue to not turn the ball over. Turnovers in this game will kill any chance they have to come out ahead.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Over is 9-2 in MRSH last 11 games in September.
Under is 22-6 in MRSH last 28 conference games.
Under is 8-3 in WKU last 11 games in September.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
The Thundering Herd are the better team and I don’t see any way the Hilltoppers keep this one close.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall -8
Marshall will run up the score and the Hilltoppers won’t be able to keep up. The Thundering Herd will win the game and cover the spread.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Marshall 37 – Western Kentucky 24
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