Marshall Vs Middle Tennessee NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 10/2/2021

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-3, 0-2 C-USA) bring a three-game losing streak into matchup against the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-2, 0-0 C-USA). The Thundering Herd, listed at -10 on the spread, visit the Blue Raiders, with +300 moneyline odds to win, on October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on STAD. The game’s total is currently listed at 64.

Before making a bet on this game, check out this article where we surface the best available odds and dig into everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, stats, trends and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 27, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Marshall Vs. Middle Tennessee Betting Odds

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Marshall Offense Vs. Middle Tennessee Defense

Thundering Herd Offense Stats (Rank) Blue Raiders Defense
40.3 (16) Points/Gm 29.8 (98)
546.5 (6) Yards/Gm 345.3 (60)
378.0 (5) Pass Yards/Gm 200.5 (49)
168.5 (57) Rush Yards/Gm 144.8 (75)
9.3 (25) Yards/Pass 6.5 (47)
5.0 (35) Yards/Rush 4.2 (83)
50.0% (20) 3rd Down % 45.0% (107)
8 (117) Turnovers 8 (11)
4 (29) Sacks 5 (82)

Middle Tennessee Offense Vs. Marshall Defense

Middle Tennessee Offense Stats (Rank) Marshall Defense
29.0 (68) Points/Gm 22.5 (61)
330.5 (110) Yards/Gm 425.5 (102)
256.3 (46) Pass Yards/Gm 211.3 (60)
74.3 (128) Rush Yards/Gm 214.3 (119)
8.0 (52) Yards/Pass 6.1 (26)
2.6 (125) Yards/Rush 4.3 (87)
28.0% (121) 3rd Down % 33.8% (43)
3 (27) Turnovers 5 (49)
8 (89) Sacks 15 (1)

When Marshall Has The Ball

  • The Thundering Herd have committed the 11th-most turnovers in college football (8), and are facing the 11th-ranked team in terms of turnovers forced, the Blue Raiders (8).
  • Marshall is 20th in the FBS in third-down percentage (50.0%) and will be facing the 107th-ranked Middle Tennessee defense in that category (45.0%).
  • The Thundering Herd’s 16th-ranked scoring offense averages 40.3 points per game. The Blue Raiders have the 98th-ranked scoring defense (29.8 ppg).
  • Middle Tennessee’s defense ranks 60th in yards conceded per game (345.3), while Marshall’s offense is sixth in college football at 546.5 yards per game.

When Middle Tennessee Has The Ball

  • The Blue Raiders have conceded eight sacks to rank 89th in college football. The Thundering Herd’s defense has compiled 15 (most).
  • Middle Tennessee converts 28.0% of its third-down plays (121st in college football). Marshall’s defense gives up third-down conversions at a 33.8% clip (43rd).
  • The Blue Raiders average 2.6 yards per carry (125th in college football) compared to the 4.3 per rushing attempt the Thundering Herd give up (87th in the FBS).
  • Middle Tennessee’s offense averages 8.0 yards per pass attempt (52nd in the FBS). Marshall’s defense allows 6.1 yards per passing play (26th in college football).

Marshall Betting Trends And Insights

  • Marshall has covered twice in four matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Thundering Herd have not covered the spread this season (0-2 ATS) when playing as at least 10-point favorites.
  • All of Marshall’s games have gone over the point total this season.
  • So far this season, one of Marshall’s games has gone over 64 points.
  • The Thundering Herd have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games.

Middle Tennessee Betting Trends And Insights

  • Middle Tennessee has put together a 0-3-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Blue Raiders have not covered the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year (in two opportunities).
  • Games featuring Middle Tennessee have hit the over once this season.
  • Middle Tennessee and its opponents have scored more than 64 combined points once this season.
  • The Blue Raiders have been the underdog in three games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests.

Marshall Players To Watch

  • This year, Grant Wells has recorded 1,244 passing yards (311.0 yards per game) while going 80-for-126 (63.5% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions.
  • Rasheen Ali has churned out a team-high 376 rushing yards (94.0 yards per game) and scored eight touchdowns. He has tacked on 11 catches for 65 yards (16.3 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
  • Sheldon Evans has run for 99 yards on 30 carries (24.8 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground this year. He also has nine catches for 113 yards (28.3 per game).
  • This season Corey Gammage has 25 receptions for a team-high 356 receiving yards (89.0 per game).
  • Xavier Gaines has also chipped in with 238 yards on 14 catches and one touchdown. He puts up 59.5 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Talik Keaton has racked up 215 yards on 13 receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 53.8 yards per game.

Middle Tennessee Players To Watch

  • Chase Cunningham leads the team with 562 passing yards (187.3 yards per game) and has a 64.5% completion percentage this year (40-of-62) while throwing seven touchdowns. He also has 72 rushing yards on 15 carries, averaging 24.0 yards per game.
  • Amir Rasul has 36 attempts for a team-high 92 rushing yards (23.0 per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Jimmy Marshall has 15 catches and paces his team with 235 receiving yards (78.3 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Jarrin Pierce has added 12 catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns this year. He averages 35.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Yusuf Ali has caught five passes for 89 yards and one touchdown, averaging 44.5 yards per game this year.

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