Free Week 14 Prediction: Owls vs. Thundering Herd Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 14
(1-2) Rice Owls vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0)
Date: Saturday, December 5th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: Marshall -23.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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Marshall is quietly having a wonderful season. Another easy win is expected here.
Rice got a late start to the season and has played less than half as many games as Marshall.
This is a big number for the Thundering Herd, again. That means it will take a complete effort.
The results are not great for Rice this season. Their only win is against Southern Miss and the losses are to Middle Tennessee and North Texas.
Rice like to be balanced but that might be a struggle with top running back Juma Otoviano questionable. It was going to be tough no matter what against Marshall.
The defensive numbers are not bad, though you have to take a look at the competition too. This is far from an elite group and it will be hard to stand up to Marshall, especially if the offense hangs them out to dry.
Rice has not played in two weeks and has just one game since Halloween. That unnatural rhythm probably is not going to help them either.
This very odd season for the Owls has just one game to go after this one. If they can win this week it would make their year though.
Marshall Thundering Herd
I know they are not going to make the playoffs this season but I think people are not giving the Thundering Herd enough credit for how good they have been this season.
Marshall has the top defense in the country giving up just over 10ppg and that has fueled an average margin of victory o over 27ppg. They are not flashy though.
On offense they are very balanced, a rare team that averages more than 200ypg on the ground and through the air. They are being led on this run by a freshman QB in Grant Wells. He has been very impressive.
Marshall can only play the teams they have on their schedule. They have shown over the last couple of weeks that they can beat up those weaker teams in CUSA.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- RICE are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Over is 10-3 in MRSH last 13 home games.
- MRSH are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 home games.
Free Week 14 NCAA Football Pick
Marshall is not flashy so when you see that big number it is easy to think, there is no way they could cover that.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Marshall -23.5
This one is all about the defense. The offense is effective but it needs the defense to set it up with easy scores and to keep the score down to get the cover.
I see no reason why the Thundering Herd cannot hit seasonal averages in this one and get the cover along the way.
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