Middle Tennessee State vs. Marshall Prediction
Marshall has allowed 17 or fewer points in two of its last three games entering its home clash against Middle Tennessee State tonight. Is the under a strong play tonight as the Thundering Herd host the Blue Raiders?
Friday, October 5, 2018
Joan C. Edwards Stadium at 7:30PM ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Thundering Herd are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 49.5 points. As of Friday morning, 72 percent of public bets are coming in on host Marshall. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Stockstill turning in solid campaign
Middle Tennessee State quarterback Brent Stockstill has completed 95-of-139 passes this season for 982 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. He completed a 2-point conversion pass to Gatlin Casey last week in the final minute to send the Blue Raiders to a 25-24 home win over Florida Atlantic. Terelle West leads MTSU on the ground this season with 24 carries for 104 yards. Brad Anderson has 22 receptions for 276 yards. Patrick Smith has made 20 receptions for 250 and four scores. Middle Tennessee State is 2-2 overall and 1-0 in Conference USA.
Brady having big year catching football
Marshall wide receiver Tyre Brady has been a big-time threat in the passing game this season with 26 receptions for 369 yards and five TDs. Obi Obialo has 14 catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Keion Davis leads the ground attack with 52 rushes for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall is 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in Conference USA.
College Football Trends
Middle Tennessee State
The Blue Raiders are 0-2 ATS in the last two meetings against Marshall. Middle Tennessee State is 0-2 straight up in the last two meetings.
The last two meetings have gone under the total.
These two teams, especially MTSU, are going to play at a methodical pace tonight and I can't see it turning into a shootout. Marshal has shown to have a pretty solid defense and with this game expected to remain relatively close, I think scoring chances will be fairly tough to come by. I'm putting my money on the under here.
PREDICTION: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE/MARSHALL UNDER 49.5