Marshall Vs. Middle Tennessee: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – October 2, 2021

Written By Staff on October 2, 2021

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-3, 0-2 C-USA) will aim to stop their three-game losing streak when they play the Marshall Thundering Herd (2-2, 0-0 C-USA). The Thundering Herd, listed at -11 on the spread, take the field as visitors on October 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on STAD against the Blue Raiders, +320 on the moneyline to win. The game’s point total is currently set at 65.5.

In this article we will surface what you need to know to place a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, stats and trends, while also updating you with the best odds available.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the 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 (56) Rush Yards/Gm 144.8 (76)
9.3 (25) Yards/Pass 6.5 (47)
5.0 (33) Yards/Rush 4.2 (84)
50.0% (20) 3rd Down % 45.0% (107)
8 (114) Turnovers 8 (12)
4 (29) Sacks 5 (82)

Middle Tennessee Offense Vs. Marshall Defense

Middle Tennessee Offense Stats (Rank) Marshall Defense
29.0 (70) 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 (88)
28.0% (121) 3rd Down % 33.8% (43)
3 (27) Turnovers 5 (51)
8 (89) Sacks 15 (1)

When Marshall Has The Ball

  • The Thundering Herd have committed the 14th-most turnovers in college football (8), and are up against the 12th-ranked team in terms of turnovers forced, the Blue Raiders (8).
  • Middle Tennessee allows third-down conversions on 45.0% of its opponents’ attempts (107th in the FBS). Marshall has a 50.0% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 20th in college football.
  • The Thundering Herd have the 16th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 40.3 points per game. The Blue Raiders’ defense is 98th, giving up 29.8 points per contest.
  • Middle Tennessee’s defense ranks 60th in yards allowed 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 are 89th-ranked in college football in sacks conceded (eight), and are facing the team ranked first in bringing down opposing quarterbacks, the Thundering Herd (15).
  • Middle Tennessee is successful on 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 attempt the Thundering Herd allow (88th in the FBS).
  • Middle Tennessee averages 8.0 yards per pass attempt (52nd in the FBS) compared to the 6.1 per pass Marshall gives up (26th in college football).

Marshall Betting Trends And Insights

  • Marshall has won two games against the spread this season.
  • The Thundering Herd have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 11-point favorites.
  • All of Marshall’s games have hit the over this season.
  • Only one of Marshall’s four games has gone over 65.5 points.
  • The Thundering Herd have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they split the two games.

Middle Tennessee Betting Trends And Insights

  • Middle Tennessee has not won against the spread this year in three games with a spread.
  • The Blue Raiders have been an underdog by 11 points or more this season twice, and failed to cover both times.
  • So far this season, one of Middle Tennessee’s games has hit the over.
  • Middle Tennessee has played just one game this season that finished with a combined score higher than 65.5 points.
  • 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

  • Grant Wells has passed for 1,244 yards while completing 63.5% of his throws (80-of-126), with five touchdowns and five interceptions (311.0 yards per game).
  • Rasheen Ali has 63 carries for a team-high 376 rushing yards (94.0 per game) and eight touchdowns. He also has 11 catches for 65 receiving yards (16.3 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Sheldon Evans has 99 yards on 30 carries (24.8 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns. He also has nine catches for 113 yards (28.3 ypg).
  • Corey Gammage has 25 catches and paces his team with 356 receiving yards (89.0 ypg).
  • Xavier Gaines has also contributed with 238 yards on 14 catches and one touchdown. He puts up 59.5 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season Talik Keaton is averaging 53.8 yards per game, with 13 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

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 carries for a team-high 92 rushing yards (23.0 per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Jimmy Marshall has racked up 15 receptions for 235 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He averages 78.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Jarrin Pierce has also chipped in with 12 catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns this year. He puts up 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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