Military Bowl Odds

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ANNAPOLIS, MD (The Spread) – The 2013 Military Bowl begins football play on Friday as Maryland takes on Marshall at 2:30PM ET on ESPN.

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Maryland is 7-5 overall, 7-5 against the spread and the Terrapins hit the over 8 times this season. Marshall is 9-4 overall, 8-5 against the spread and the Herd hit the over 8 times as well.

Trends show that Maryland is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 bowl games while Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 non-conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Marshall is favored in this game, as the Thundering Herd have odds of -2.5 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the game has been set at 62.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game also had Marshall as a 2.5-point favorite and the spread hasn’t changed. The over/under total opened at 61 points before making the climb up to 62.5.

Maryland is coming off a 41-21 win at N.C. State to end the regular season and finish 3-5 in the ACC. The Terrapins averaged 26.7 points and 397.4 yards per game on offense. Defensively, Maryland has held opponents to just 24.8 points per game this year. C.J. Brown has led the offense with 2,045 passing yards and 11 touchdowns while also rushed for 538 yards and 12 scores.

Marshall is coming off a 41-24 loss to Rice in the Conference USA title game. The Thundering Herd went 7-1 in conference play this year. Marshall averaged 43 points and 502.4 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense held opponents to 23.2 points per contest. Rakeem Cato has thrown for 3,579 yards and 36 touchdowns to lead the offense while Essray Taliaferro has added 1,059 rushing yards and nine scores. Tommy Shuler has also added 97 receptions, 1,097 yards and nine touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Maryland linebacker Alex Twine (ankle) and kicker Adam Greene (quad) are questionable for the game. Marshall defensive lineman Ricardo Williams (concussion) is also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Marshall, as the Thundering Herd are getting 53% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points against Maryland on Friday.

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