Marshall’s Thundering Herd can no longer attain perfection this season, following their overtime loss to Western Kentucky, but they can still reach their goal of a conference championship when they entertain Louisiana Tech in the CUSA title game on the Herd’s home field Saturday afternoon in Huntington.
Marshall was 11-0 SU and 8-3 ATS on the season until getting gouged for 738 yards and nine touchdowns in a 67-66 overtime loss to the Hilltoppers last time out as 24-point favorites. Nonetheless the Herd are champions of the East Division.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, just put up 76 points on Rice, and at 8-4 SU, 9-3 ATS and 7-1 in conference play enter the CUSA championship game as champions of the West Division.
Marshall is 7-3-1 ATS this year as double-digit chalk, while Louisiana Tech is 8-3 ATS past 11 games as double-digit dogs over the past few seasons.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line
Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Marshall Thundering Herd as -14.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetDSI for the latest on the over under).
Computer Prediction: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – VSB
pick a 42-23 result in favor of the Thundering Herd. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-4-1 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 7-4-1 against the over under total, while Marshall is 6-5-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Marshall vs Louisiana Tech injuries news.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Marshall Thundering Herd at No. 3 and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at No. 5 heading into this contest.
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How Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Marshall Thundering Herd No. 2-ranked offense (46.67 PPG) against a Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 55 at 25.17 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd passing attack has averaged 286.08 yards per game, more than the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs give up through the air (231.92 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs own the league’s No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129.86 yards per game when on the road. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cody Sokol throttled the Owls defense in his team’s most recent action, throwing for 387 yards as Louisiana Tech handed Rice a 76-31 defeat.
Rakeem Cato handled the Hilltoppers defense in his team’s most recent action, throwing for 417 yards, but Marshall still lost to Western Kentucky 67-66.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Marshall is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Marshall is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Marshall is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home