Florida Atlantic at Marshall College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
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Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 2.5 point favorites. The Thundering Herd are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0. The Owls are 1-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-2-0.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
09/08/18 CB Meiko Dotson Hip is out indefinitely
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/14/18 QB Isaiah Green Knee is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
10/14/18 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
10/14/18 RB Keion Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
10/10/18 OL Alex Mollette Leg is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls have run for 1,420 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in the nation. They've run 277 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 43 times for 415 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in Division 1 in points scored with 208. They have run 466 plays this year for 2,886 yards, which ranks them 69th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 6.2 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this season, ranking them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Chris Robison has completed 115 throws while attempting 178 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6%. He has passed for 1,416 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 137.7.
The Owls rush defense has given up 242 attempts for 1,138 yards this season, putting them in 88th place in the country against the run. They have had 26 penalties for 248 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in Division 1. Florida Atlantic is 110th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 232. They have given up a total of 2,804 yards on D, which is 98th in the nation. The Owls are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 192 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense this season, ranking them 97th and 61st in the country. The Florida Atlantic pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,666 yards in the air, which is 104th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 105th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 18 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 750 yards on 21 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 126th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida Atlantic is 114th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 54 punt return yards and average 10.8 yards per return, which is 46th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 494 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 26 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,434.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Thundering Herd are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 173. They have run 441 plays this season for 2,418 yards, which ranks them 70th in the nation in total offense. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 5.5 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 125 1st downs this year, placing them 89th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 955 yards as a team, which ranks 93rd in the country. They've run 219 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 39 times for 382 yards so far this season, which has them 74th in the nation in penalties. Alex Thomson has thrown for 355 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 63 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.3. He averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 152. They have surrendered a total of 2,279 yards on D, which is 49th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 135 passes on 238 attempts against the Marshall defense this season, placing them 99th and 113th in the country. The Marshall Thundering Herd pass defense has also given up a total of 1,658 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 206 attempts for 621 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 42 penalties for 376 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is ranked 80th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 36th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 528 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Marshall Thundering Herd average 21 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,056. The Thundering Herd have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 76th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Marshall kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,299 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 99th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +2.5
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