Free Week 3 Prediction: Bobcats vs. Thundering Herd Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Ohio Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 14th 2019
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Venue: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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These are two pretty good teams that could win their leagues. They might not be the favorites but they can compete with anyone.
Both are at 1-1 and looking to build some momentum before important conference games to come.
Marshall gets the edge for being at home and probably being the better defensive team.
This one is going to kind of be offense vs defense with Ohio being the offense part of the equation.
Nathan Rourke is an experienced hand guiding the Bobcats and was a consensus All-MAC pick preseason. He has yet to live up to that billing.
He was especially ordinary against Pitt last week in a game where a little more might have got the victory. In the past he has been a significant running threat but we have not seen much of that this season.
With the running and passing games under performing it is no surprise that Ohio has light offensive numbers. Now they have to solve a salty defensive unit.
Rourke can still be the best player on the field in this game but if he doesn’t play like it Ohio does not have much of a chance.
Marshall Thundering Herd
Marshall is coming off a tough loss to Boise State, 14-7. A game like that could have gone either way but it is proof that this is a good team that can compete.
They might have scored 56 points in their opener but that was against VMI. The effort last week was more indicative of their offense and that is going to be a concern.
Kudos to Boise State for having a good defense too but the Thundering Herd had just 56 yards passing in the game. You can’t win like that today.
Ohio is not going to be at that level defensively but sophomore QB Isaiah Green needs to be sharper for Marshall to reach their ceiling.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-3-1 in OHIO last 11 games overall.
- Over is 9-4 in OHIO last 13 non-conference games.
- Over is 7-1 in MRSH last 8 games as a favorite.
- MRSH are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 8-2 in MRSH last 10 vs. MAC.
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I want this margin to be a little smaller but odds are it stays about the same.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall -5.5
Got burned by Ohio last week and a little gun shy at the moment. They might play better but they still lose in this spot.
Look for Marshall to have another strong defensive game. They are going to need some offense but it will be easier this week compared to last.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Marshall 27 – Ohio 13
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