Marshall Thundering Herd vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 12/25/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, December 25, 2020
Location: Cramton Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall (+3.5)
Kyle Vantrease and the Buffalo Bulls (5-1) host the Marshall Thundering Herd (7-2) at Cramton Bowl on Friday in the Camellia Bowl. The odds on this contest have Buffalo as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 54.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd took the field against the UAB Blazers and left there with a loss by a score of 22-13. Brenden Knox paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 67 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per run. Xavier Gaines led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 70 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 35.0 yards per catch for that contest. Grant Wells went 8/23 with 138 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Regarding scoring, the Marshall Thundering Herd are sitting at 30.6 points per game. As a unit they average 183.3 yards via the ground game which is 50th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd have racked up 3,665 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Marshall has compiled 19 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. The Thundering Herd are ranked 13th in the country in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 12.6 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 2.7 yards per tote and 88.9 yards on the ground per contest this year. In total, they have conceded 800 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Thundering Herd are giving up 1,699 yards which has them sitting in 65th in college football. During their 9 games played this season, they have yielded 188.8 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 62.6%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 277.7 yards/game which puts them 15th in D-1.
For his college career, Wells has thrown for 1,977 yds with 18 touchdowns and 9 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 48 times for a total of 176 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 143.8 with a touchdown percentage of 7.2% and an interception percentage of 3.6%. He is throwing for 197.7 yds per game. Grant Wells has completed 152 of his career 250 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.8%.
In their last game, the Buffalo Bulls played the Ball State Cardinals and left there with a loss by a score of 38-28. Kevin Marks Jr. led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 67 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for a total of 93 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 10.3 yards per run. Antonio Nunn was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 182 yards on 13 receptions. He had an average of 14.0 yards per reception in this contest. Kyle Vantrease went 29/42 with 365 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick for the game.
For the year thus far, the Bulls have thrown for a total of 1,197 passing yards not to mention an average of 199.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 90th in college football. The Buffalo Bulls have an average of 508.7 yards/outing which is good for 10th in the country. They average 309.2 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,855 yards for the year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Bulls sit 3rd in Division 1 with 47.8 points per game. Buffalo has allowed a total of 968 yards on the ground (161.3 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Bulls are allowing 23.8 PPG, which has them ranked 48th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 143 total points. They have allowed 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 216.2 yards per game, which has them ranked 54th in Division 1.
During the 24 games in his college career, Kyle Vantrease has connected on 210 of 365 attempts for a total of 2,754 yards. He is averaging 114.8 passing yards per game with a 133.0 QB rating. Vantrease has thrown for 17 touchdowns compared to 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 64 yards on 42 tries. His TD rate on pass attempts is 4.7% and his interception rate is 1.6%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulls -3.5 and over 54 total points
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