Marshall at MTSU College Football Picks & Parlay 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium
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Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium is the venue for the game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the MTSU Blue Raiders on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5. The Blue Raiders are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-6-1. The Thundering Herd are 5-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-3-0.
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Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-6-1 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/15/17 DL Aaron Dopson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/15/17 OL AJ Addison Ankle "?" Friday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/15/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle "?" Friday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/15/17 DL Marquis Couch Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/01/17 DL Damien Dozier Undisclosed has left team
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 MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
10/15/17 QB Brent Stockstill Collarbone doubtful Friday vs. Marshall
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd have run for 858 yards as a unit, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They've run 209 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 37 times for 344 yards so far this year, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 88th in Division 1 in points scored with 159. They have run 410 plays this year for 2,240 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.5 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 96th overall as an offensive unit. Chase Litton has completed 121 throws while attempting 201 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. He has passed for 1,382 yards this year. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 136.3.
The Thundering Herd rush defense has given up 207 attempts for 716 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 362 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in Division 1. Marshall is 9th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 90. They have given up a total of 1,931 yards on D, which is 20th in the nation. The Thundering Herd are 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 195 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, ranking them 44th and 60th in the country. The Marshall pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,215 yards in the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 104th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,345 yards on 30 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NCAA in punting average. Marshall is 12th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 26 punt return yards and average 1.7 yards per return, which is 125th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 455 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 23 yards per kick return and they are 96th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,720.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 143. They have run 474 plays this season for 2,659 yards, which ranks them 24th in the nation in total offense. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground MTSU has run for 852 yards as a team, which ranks 94th in the country. They've run 206 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 43 times for 382 yards so far this season, which has them 49th in the nation in penalties. John Urzua has thrown for 1,302 yards this season. He has completed 122 passes on 190 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 123.8. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 adjusted yards per throw.
MTSU is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 178. They have surrendered a total of 2,486 yards on D, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Blue Raiders are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 139 passes on 219 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, placing them 112th and 98th in the country. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 1,465 yards through the air, which is 82nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 290 attempts for 1,021 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. The Blue Raiders have committed 35 penalties for 326 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
MTSU is ranked 23rd in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 287 yards on special teams, ranking 89th in kick return yardage. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 19 yards per kick return and they are 69th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,021. The Blue Raiders have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 32nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 91%. MTSU kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,348 yards on 34 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders +2.5 and over 45.5 total points
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