Marshall vs Rice NCAA Football Parlay 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Wiley Green and the Rice Owls host the Marshall Thundering Herd at Rice Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Marshall opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The Thundering Herd are 2-6-0 ATS and 6-2-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and notched a win by a score of 26-23. Leading the way at QB for the Thundering Herd was Isaiah Green who went 20/31 with 230 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Brenden Knox paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 84 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Broc Thompson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 91 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 30.3 yards per catch for the game. The Thundering Herd ended up rushing 34 times and generated 171 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Thundering Herd earned a total of 20 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 49 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. For the game, they ran 67 plays for a total of 401 yards. In terms of defense, Marshall gave up 31 completions on 44 tries for a total of 292 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.5%. In the running game, the Thundering Herd gave up 134 yards on 24 attempts which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 426 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Thundering Herd come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 in 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 4th in C-USA and 34th in the country with 3,443 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27 points per game, putting them 82nd in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 211.3 rushing yards per game which is 1st in Conference USA. The Thundering Herd have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 26.1 points per game putting them 4th in the conference. In terms of yards rushing, Marshall is allowing 134.8 yards per contest which has them at 5th in the conference and 40th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush putting them 4th in the conference and 36th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,078 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Thundering Herd have conceded 1,753 yards. Teams are completing 62% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Rice Owls went up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and ended up taking the loss by a score of 20-6. Charlie Booker paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 28 yards on 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Austin Trammell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 52 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 10.4 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Wiley Green who went 12/26 with 104 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Owls ended up rushing 30 times and racked up a total of 8 yards earning them an average of 0.3 yards per carry. In the game, the Owls racked up 14 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they ran 61 plays which added up to 139 yards. In terms of defense, Rice allowed 23 completions on 36 throws totaling 207 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.9%. In the running game, the Owls allowed 157 yards on 35 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 364 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
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The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 0-8. Rice is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 111.4 rushing yards per contest, putting them 122nd in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 891 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Owls average 279.6 yards per game overall putting them 128th in D-1 and 13th in the conference. The Owls are conceding 29.1 points per game ranking them 8th in the conference and 81st in college football. In terms of points given up, they have given up 233 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 156 yards per game which puts them at 62nd in the nation and 8th in Conference USA. In 2019, they have allowed 1,248 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in D-1. They are allowing 239.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Owls sit in 8th in Conference USA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Owls +10 and over the total points
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