Marshall vs Charlotte NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte +7.5
Jerry Richardson Stadium is the venue where Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers will play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday. Charlotte opens this contest as 7.5-point dogs. The Thundering Herd are 4-6-0 ATS and 6-4-0 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 7-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd went up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 31-10. Brenden Knox led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in the game. He rushed for a total of 113 yards via 25 carries which gave him an average of 4.5 yards per run. Obi Obialo was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 146 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 18.3 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 14/26 with 213 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick in the game. The Thundering Herd rushed the ball a total of 45 times and added 192 yards which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. In all, they ran 71 plays for a total of 405 yards. In the game, the Thundering Herd totaled 22 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 35 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, Marshall gave up 22 catches on 38 throws totaling 194 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.9%. On the ground, the Thundering Herd gave up 67 yards on 33 tries which means they had an average of 2.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 261 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Thundering Herd come into this matchup with a record of 7-3 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 26.7 points per contest, which has them at 80th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 200.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in C-USA. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in Conference USA and 58th in the country with 4,239 yards. The Thundering Herd have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 22.6 points per game which has them at 3rd in C-USA. When it comes to passing yards, the Thundering Herd have conceded 2,235 yards. Opponents are completing 59.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, Marshall is giving up 127.3 yards per game putting them 3rd in the conference and 31st in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the conference and 33rd in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,273 rushing yards through 10 games.
In their last contest, the Charlotte 49ers faced the UTEP Miners and won by a score of 28-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 24/35 with 354 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick during the game. Chris Reynolds led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 91 yards on 18 carries which gave him an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Cameron Dollar led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 157 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception for that contest. The 49ers ran the ball 35 times and totaled 129 yards which had them averaging 3.7 yards per attempt. Overall, the 49ers got 22 1st downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 53 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they totaled 70 plays which added up to 483 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Charlotte conceded 15 catches on 20 throws for a total of 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. In the running game, the 49ers conceded 174 yards on 37 tries which means they had an average of 4.7 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed 389 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The 49ers head into this game 5-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the 49ers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Charlotte is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 203.8 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 29th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,038 yards rushing through 10 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The 49ers average 425.7 yards per contest overall putting them 52nd in the nation and 5th in C-USA. The 49ers are allowing 35.5 points per contest ranking them 13th in Conference USA and 119th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are giving up 212.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the 49ers sit in 5th in Conference USA. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 355 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 198.7 yards per game which puts them at 105th in the nation and 11th in C-USA. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,987 rushing yards and 21 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -7.5
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