Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall Prediction
Can Louisiana Tech continue its strong 2019 season tonight when the Bulldogs go on the road to face Marshall at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
315 Louisiana Tech vs. 316 Marshall
Friday, November 15, 2019
7PM ET – Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Marshall is favored at home in this game, as the Thundering Herd are getting odds of -6.5 points against Louisiana Tech. The over/under total for the game is listed at 55 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on Louisiana Tech as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Marshall on a win streak
Marshall has won four straight, including a 20-7 win at Rice two weeks ago, to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Thundering Herd are 4-1 in CUSA, a ½ game back of FAU. However, the Herd hold the tiebreaker due to a 36-31 win at FAU on Oct. 18. Marshall is 6-3 on the season, 3-6 against the spread and 6-3 with the over.
Marshall has been average on both sides of the ball. The defense gives up just 24 points and 371.1 yards per game while the offense is averaging 26.2 points and 426 yards per outing. Isaiah Green is leading the team with 1,876 passing yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 242 yards and two scores. Brenden Knox is the leading rusher with 933 yards and eight touchdowns. Armani Levias is the team’s top receiver with 39 catches for 442 yards and three scores. Darius Hodge is leading the defense with 25 tackles and seven sacks.
Tech wins eight straight
Since a loss to Texas in the season opener, Louisiana Tech has rattled off eight straight victories. That includes a 52-17 win over North Texas last weekend. The Bulldogs are now 8-1 overall, 5-0 in Conference USA, 6-3 against the spread and 5-4 with the over.
Tech has been one of the stronger offenses in the nation this season, averaging 38.1 points and 479.1 yards per game. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is giving up 22.9 points and 395 yards per outing. Quarterback J’Mar Smith has thrown for 2,483 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Henderson is the team’s leading rusher with 712 yards and 14 touchdowns while three different receivers have over 450 receiving yards this year.
College Football Betting Trends
The Thundering Herd are 2-12 against the spread in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a bye week.
The Bulldogs have covered in five of their last six games on fieldturf and in seven of their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record.
These two haven’t met since 2014, with Marshall getting a 26-23 victory at home as an 8-point favorite. Tech hasn’t met its match defensively this year, as the Bulldogs have been able to put up points on almost everyone. While Marshall is on a nice run, I don’t see them being able to handily take care of a team that’s found ways to win for two months. Marshall has had three wins come by five points or less. Even if the Herd is able to end the win streak of the Bulldogs, I think it will be close and allow Tech to at least cover the spread.
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