Old Dominion Monarchs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Thundering Herd (-17)
Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the location where the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-3) will attempt to beat the Old Dominion Monarchs (1-4) on Saturday. Old Dominion opens this matchup as 17-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 66.5.
The Old Dominion Monarchs head into this matchup 1-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Monarchs faced the UTEP Miners and went home with a loss by a final score of 28-21. Blake Watson was the rushing leader for the Monarchs with 13 carries for 35 yds (2.7 yards per attempt). Darriel Mack Jr. connected on 20/34 with 194 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 110.6 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the run, the Monarchs conceded 142 yds on 46 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yards per run allowed. Old Dominion conceded 10 completions on 20 tries for a total of 191 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays which totaled 282 yds. The Old Dominion Monarchs ended up rushing 33 times and recorded 88 yards, which is an average of 2.7 yards per attempt.
The Monarchs have earned 1,760 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Old Dominion has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 8 times. Old Dominion has recorded 110 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 35 infractions for 301 yards. As a team they're averaging 173.4 yards on the ground which is 52nd in Division 1. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 25.8 points per outing.
The Monarchs are sitting in 118th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 31.4 points per game. They are giving up 3.4 yards per rush and 139.6 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have conceded 698 yards via the running game in 5 contests. Concerning passing yardage, the Monarchs are giving up 895 yds which has them ranked 48th in the nation. They have conceded 179.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.8%. In total, they have surrendered 318.6 yards/contest ranking them 49th in college football. They have granted 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Thundering Herd step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Thundering Herd took a loss by a score of 34-28 when they faced the MTSU Blue Raiders. Rasheen Ali ran the football 19 times for 113 yards, finishing the contest with 5.9 yds per carry for Marshall. Grant Wells (1 TD) ended the game with 321 yards on 31/47 through the air while his QB rate was 121.8. He tossed 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 6.8. Marshall allowed 49 run attempts for 209 yards (4.3 yds per rush). The Thundering Herd pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.1%, relinquishing 105 yards on 12 for 21 through the air. The Thundering Herd finished the contest with a total of 493 yds and they ran 82 plays (6.0 yards per play). Marshall ran the ball for 4.9 yards per carry, totaling 172 yards on 35 attempts.
The Marshall Thundering Herd hold an average of 540.2 yards/game, ranking them 4th in D-1. The Marshall offense has 326 yards of penalties on 36 violations, which has them ranked 28th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Thundering Herd have earned 1,850 yards via the pass along with an average of 370.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in D-1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Thundering Herd are sitting 18th in D-1 by tallying 37.8 points per game.
Marshall has allowed the opposition a total of 1,066 yards on the ground (213.2 yards per game) and 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have allowed 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 190.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 46th in the country. The Thundering Herd defense has been on the field for 404 plays, ranking them 137th in Division 1. The Thundering Herd are relinquishing 24.8 points per contest, which has them 84th in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 124 pts.
Who will win tonight's Monarchs/Thundering Herd college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -17
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