Marshall at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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The Virginia Tech Hokies host the Marshall Thundering Herd at Lane Stadium on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 4 point favorites. The Hokies have an over/under record of 6-4-1 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread. The Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 4-7-0 while their over/under record is 7-4-0.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-7-0 against the spread
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
11/25/18 RB Tyler King Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Virginia Tech
10/10/18 OL Alex Mollette Leg is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/20/18 LB Rico Kearney Left Team is out for season
11/20/18 WR Sean Savoy Left Team is out for season
11/18/18 RB Deshawn McClease Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Virginia
11/12/18 DL Houshun Gaines Knee is out for season
11/04/18 DL Xavier Burke Achilles is out for season
10/22/18 OL D'Andre Plantin Left Team has left team
10/12/18 WR C.J. Carroll Personal has left team
09/24/18 QB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/18 DL Trevon Hill Dismissed is out for season
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Marshall Thundering Herd have run for 1,642 yards as a team, which ranks 103rd in college football. They've run 394 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Thundering Herd have been penalized on offense 66 times for 645 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the country in penalties. They are 89th in the nation in points scored with 309. They have run 767 plays this season for 4,166 yards, which ranks them 86th in Division 1 in total offense. The Thundering Herd average 5.4 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 217 1st downs this year, placing them 108th overall as an offensive unit. Isaiah Green averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 246 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.6. He has thrown for 1,840 yards this season.
The Thundering Herd rush defense has allowed 387 attempts for 1,106 yards this year, putting them in 6th place in D-1 against the run. Marshall has committed 76 penalties for 640 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 63rd in college football. They are 19th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 223. They have surrendered a total of 3,573 yards on D, which is 16th in the country. The Thundering Herd are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 223 passes on 397 attempts against the Marshall Thundering Herd defense this season, placing them 74th and 97th in Division 1. The Marshall pass defense has also given up a total of 2,468 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Marshall Thundering Herd have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 55th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Marshall Thundering Herd kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,339 yards on 61 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average. Marshall is ranked 24th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 242 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 45th in college football. They have returned 36 kicks for 680 yards on special teams, ranking 39th in kick return yardage. The Thundering Herd average 19 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,088.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies are 84th in the country in points scored with 316. They have run 806 plays this year for 4,670 yards, which ranks them 61st in Division 1 in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 5.8 yards per play, which is 66th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 245 1st downs this season, ranking them 75th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech has run for 1,900 yards as a unit, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 435 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Virginia Tech has been penalized on offense 61 times for 581 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. Ryan Willis has passed for 2,185 yards this year. He's completed 175 throws while attempting 307 passes for a completion percentage of 57%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.9. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Virginia Tech is 81st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 348. They have given up a total of 4,789 yards on D, which is 72nd in D-1. The Hokies are 113th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 199 throws on 325 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 22nd in the nation. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,543 yards in the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 430 attempts for 2,246 yards this season, putting them in 90th place in the country against the run. The Hokies have had 61 penalties for 424 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech is 21st in the country in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 146 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 98th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 746 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,562. The Hokies have tried 15 field goals this year and made 9, which is 112th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,549 yards on 61 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd +4
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