Marshall at Cincinnati College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Nippert Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 3-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 1-2-1 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 1-2-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
09/25/17 RB Trey Rodriguez Left Team out for season
09/24/17 DL Nyquan Harris Legal problems "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
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 Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
09/24/17 K Andrew Gantz Groin "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
09/24/17 RB Mike Boone Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Marshall
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 72. They have run 199 plays this season for 1,099 yards, which ranks them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.5 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 56 1st downs this year, placing them 116th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 318 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in the country. They've run 83 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 23 times for 204 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the nation in penalties. Chase Litton has thrown for 781 yards this season. He has completed 69 passes on 116 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.2. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 25th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 63. They have surrendered a total of 1,173 yards on D, which is 33rd in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 97 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 40th and 30th in the country. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 756 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 119 attempts for 417 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 16 penalties for 164 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 35th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They have returned 13 kicks for 343 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 26 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,442. The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 90th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 631 yards on 14 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bearcats have run for 362 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 117 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Bearcats have been penalized on offense 23 times for 219 yards so far this year, which has them 60th in the country in penalties. They are 94th in Division 1 in points scored with 93. They have run 274 plays this year for 1,248 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 4.6 yards per play, which is 115th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. Hayden Moore has completed 84 throws while attempting 157 passes for a completion percentage of 53.5%. He has passed for 886 yards this year. He averages 5.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 112.6.
The Cincinnati Bearcats rush defense has given up 201 attempts for 1,056 yards this season, putting them in 123rd place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 282 yards on defense this year. That places them 109th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 86th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 109. They have given up a total of 1,640 yards on D, which is 93rd in the nation. The Bearcats are 92nd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 44 throws on 82 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, ranking them 12th and 12th in the country. The Cincinnati Bearcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 584 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bearcats have tried 6 field goals this year and made 3, which is 72nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Cincinnati kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 915 yards on 23 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 96th in the NCAA in punting average. Cincinnati is 39th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 48 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 64th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 178 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Bearcats average 20 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,474.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd +3.5
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