Western Kentucky at Marshall College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Joan Central Edwards Stadium
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Joan Central Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 3 point favorites. The Thundering Herd are 7-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-5-0. The Hilltoppers are 1-8-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-5-0.
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Valuable Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 1-8-0 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-2-0 against the spread
Key Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
11/04/17 TE Deon Yelder Undisclosed is "?"
10/28/17 DL Carson Jordan Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/28/17 DL Evan Sayner Leg is out for season
10/03/17 DL Jalen Madden Knee out for season
08/05/17 DB De'Andre Simmons ACL out for season
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
11/03/17 DL Aaron Dopson Undisclosed is "?"
11/03/17 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Ankle is "?"
11/03/17 DL Nyquan Harris Undisclosed is "?"
10/29/17 OL Nathaniel Devers Suspension is out indefinitely
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have run for 671 yards as a unit, which ranks 129th in the nation. They've run 289 times, averaging 2.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Hilltoppers have been penalized on offense 47 times for 380 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 233. They have run 681 plays this year for 3,501 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The Hilltoppers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 109th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Mike White has completed 245 throws while attempting 377 passes for a completion percentage of 65%. He has passed for 2,652 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 133.1.
The Hilltoppers rush defense has given up 341 attempts for 1,668 yards this season, putting them in 87th place in the country against the run. They have had 58 penalties for 581 yards on defense this year. That places them 102nd in Division 1. Western Kentucky is 44th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 213. They have given up a total of 3,346 yards on D, which is 51st in the nation. The Hilltoppers are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 145 throws on 259 attempts against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 34th in the country. The Western Kentucky pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,678 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 120th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,424 yards on 37 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Western Kentucky is 29th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 247 punt return yards and average 13.7 yards per return, which is 14th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 549 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Hilltoppers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 57th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,297.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 252. They have run 638 plays this season for 3,496 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this year, placing them 57th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 1,330 yards as a team, which ranks 82nd in the country. They've run 322 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 54 times for 479 yards so far this season, which has them 71st in the nation in penalties. Chase Litton has thrown for 2,166 yards this season. He has completed 190 passes on 316 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.8. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 24th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 171. They have surrendered a total of 2,958 yards on D, which is 25th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 145 passes on 264 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 30th and 40th in the country. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 1,776 yards through the air, which is 40th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 331 attempts for 1,182 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 51 penalties for 542 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 83rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is ranked 31st in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 21 punt return yards and average 1.2 yards per return, which is 128th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 626 yards on special teams, ranking 35th in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 22 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,143. The Thundering Herd have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 6, which is 112th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 55%. Marshall kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,757 yards on 39 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 12th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +3
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