Marshall Thundering Herd vs Old Dominion Monarchs Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Old Dominion Monarchs
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Monarchs (+1)
S.B. Ballard Stadium is where the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-5) will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-4) on Saturday. Old Dominion opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total has been set at 46.
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into this game 4-4 for this season. In their last game, the Thundering Herd played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and ended up losing by a score of 24-13. Cam Fancher connected on 19/36 with 320 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 127.4 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Khalan Laborn led the offense in rushing for the Thundering Herd with 16 attempts for 59 yards (3.7 yds per carry). For the game, they had 74 plays which totaled 407 yards. The Marshall Thundering Herd ended up rushing 37 times and tallied 87 yds, earning them an average of 2.4 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Thundering Herd conceded 150 yds on 45 attempts, which averages out to 3.3 yds per run surrendered. Marshall surrendered 13 pass completions on 24 tries for 121 yds, and a completion rate of 54.2%.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Marshall Thundering Herd have an average of 24.9 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 189.4 yards via the ground game ranking them 36th in college football. The Thundering Herd have tallied 3,127 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Marshall has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Marshall has 162 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 54 penalties for 447 yards. They have turned the ball over 13 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Thundering Herd are allowing 1,565 yards which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They have yielded 195.6 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 51.1%. For the season, they have relinquished 282.8 yards/game putting them 8th in D-1. They have relinquished 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per rush and 87.1 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 697 running yards through 8 contests. The Thundering Herd sit in 15th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 17.5 points per game.
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The Monarchs head into this matchup 3-5 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Monarchs went home defeated by a final of 31-17 when they faced the Georgia State Panthers. Hayden Wolff (2 TDs) ended the contest with 257 yards on 19/34 through the air while his quarterback rating was 132.9. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Blake Watson carried the ball 14 times for 53 yds, finishing the game with 3.8 yards per carry for Old Dominion. The Monarchs ended up finishing with 273 yards while running 56 plays (4.9 yds per play). Old Dominion ran the ball for 0.7 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 16 yds on 22 attempts. Old Dominion conceded 62 rush attempts for 218 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Monarchs passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.0%, relinquishing 195 yards on 14 out of 20 through the air.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Monarchs are ranking 92nd in D-1 with 24.6 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Monarchs have racked up 2,026 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 253.3 passing yards per outing, ranking them 54th in D-1. The Old Dominion Monarchs are averaging 356.5 yards per outing, ranking them 96th in Division 1. The Old Dominion offense has compiled 540 yards of penalties on 60 infractions, which has them ranked 24th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Old Dominion has allowed a total of 1,479 yards via the ground game (184.9 yards/game) and 15 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 257.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 101st in Division 1. The Monarchs defense has taken part in 633 plays, which is good for 126th in Division 1. The Monarchs are relinquishing 27.0 PPG, ranking them 71st in the nation. Overall, they have given up 216 total points.
Who will win tonight's Thundering Herd/Monarchs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -1
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