Marshall at Old Dominion College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Foreman Field to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 5 point favorites. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 1-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
10/07/18 DB Jaylon McClain-Sapp Undisclosed is questionable
10/05/18 OL Alex Mollette Undisclosed is OUT Friday vs Middle Tenn St
10/05/18 QB Isaiah Green Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Middle Tenn St
10/05/18 RB Keion Davis Undisclosed is OUT Friday vs Middle Tenn St
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
09/30/18 RB Kesean Strong Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
09/30/18 LB Marvin Branch Jr. Back is questionable Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 101st in Division 1 in points scored with 131. They have run 367 plays this season for 1,917 yards, which ranks them 67th in the nation in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this year, placing them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Marshall has run for 636 yards as a team, which ranks 115th in the country. They've run 174 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 31 times for 281 yards so far this season, which has them 87th in the nation in penalties. Alex Thomson has thrown for 173 yards this season. He has completed 17 passes on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this year is 106.3. He averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.9 adjusted yards per throw.
Marshall is 53rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 132. They have surrendered a total of 1,877 yards on D, which is 43rd in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 184 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 74th and 79th in the country. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 1,362 yards through the air, which is 84th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 175 attempts for 515 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. The Thundering Herd have committed 35 penalties for 306 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Marshall is ranked 86th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 71 punt return yards and average 10.1 yards per return, which is 54th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 494 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 22 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,482. The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 55th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,067 yards on 28 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 115th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Monarchs have run for 621 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 199 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Monarchs have been penalized on offense 24 times for 223 yards so far this year, which has them 108th in the country in penalties. They are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 172. They have run 435 plays this year for 2,446 yards, which ranks them 12th in the nation in total offense. The Old Dominion Monarchs average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this season, ranking them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Blake LaRussa has completed 102 throws while attempting 155 passes for a completion percentage of 65.8%. He has passed for 1,318 yards this year. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 152.5.
The Old Dominion Monarchs rush defense has given up 262 attempts for 1,361 yards this season, putting them in 119th place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 380 yards on defense this year. That places them 104th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 120th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 232. They have given up a total of 3,150 yards on D, which is 125th in the nation. The Monarchs are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 131 throws on 213 attempts against the Old Dominion defense this season, ranking them 118th and 116th in the country. The Old Dominion Monarchs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,789 yards in the air, which is 124th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Old Dominion Monarchs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 78th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Old Dominion kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,350 yards on 35 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 110th in the NCAA in punting average. Old Dominion is 81st in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 45th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 330 yards on special teams, which puts them 35th in kick return yardage. The Monarchs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,852.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -5
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