Marshall at Charlotte College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Jerry Richardson Stadium
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The Marshall Thundering Herd head to Jerry Richardson Stadium to play the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 14.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Thundering Herd are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The 49ers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important Charlotte 49ers Betting Trends
The Charlotte 49ers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Charlotte 49ers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/01/17 OL AJ Addison Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
10/01/17 DL Damien Dozier Undisclosed has left team
10/01/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
09/25/17 RB Trey Rodriguez Left Team out for season
09/12/17 DB Kendall Gant Left Team out for season
08/29/17 K Amoreto Curraj Left Team out for season
08/29/17 WR Darian Owens Left Team out for season
08/23/17 LB Donyae Moody Knee out for season
Key Charlotte 49ers Injuries
09/24/17 RB Robert Washington Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 97th in the country in points scored with 110. They have run 277 plays this year for 1,465 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.3 yards per play, which is 91st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this season, ranking them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 451 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 127 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 29 times for 289 yards so far this year, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. Chase Litton has passed for 781 yards this year. He's completed 69 throws while attempting 116 passes for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.2. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Marshall is 28th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 84. They have given up a total of 1,522 yards on D, which is 43rd in D-1. The Thundering Herd are 56th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 81 throws on 142 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, ranking them 56th and 56th in the nation. The Marshall pass defense has also surrendered a total of 967 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 145 attempts for 555 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. The Thundering Herd have had 23 penalties for 242 yards on defense this year. That places them 66th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is 25th in the country in punt returns with 10. They have returned 17 kicks for 407 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 24 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,874. The Marshall Thundering Herd have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 75th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 848 yards on 19 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The 49ers have run for 985 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in college football. They've run 192 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Charlotte 49ers have been penalized on offense 36 times for 313 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 74. They have run 332 plays this season for 1,661 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. Charlotte averages 5 yards per play, which is 107th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this year, placing them 86th overall as an offensive unit. Hasaan Klugh averages 4.7 yards per pass attempt and 2.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 49 passes on 105 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 85.6. He has thrown for 496 yards this season.
The Charlotte 49ers rush defense has allowed 213 attempts for 944 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. Charlotte has committed 27 penalties for 236 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in college football. They are 115th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 2,150 yards on D, which is 107th in the country. The 49ers are ranked 95th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 96 passes on 144 attempts against the Charlotte defense this season, placing them 88th and 59th in Division 1. The Charlotte 49ers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,206 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Charlotte 49ers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 2, which is 111th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 33%. Charlotte kickers have made 75% of their extra points, going 6 for 8 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,365 yards on 32 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 47th in Division 1 in punting average. Charlotte is ranked 109th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 88th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 520 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Charlotte 49ers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,199.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/49ers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers +14.5
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