Marshall Vs. Western Kentucky: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 27, 2021

Written By Staff on November 22, 2021

The Marshall Thundering Herd (7-4, 5-2 C-USA) take the 12th-ranked passing defense in college football into a matchup with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7-4, 6-1 C-USA), who have the No. 6 passing attack. The Thundering Herd (-1) start the action on November 27, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET on CBS Sports against the Hilltoppers (-107 on the moneyline to win). The contest’s over/under is currently set at 74.5.

Before you make a bet on this game, read this article for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from key metrics and player stats to betting trends and more.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of November 27, 2021 at 3:06 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Marshall Vs. Western Kentucky Betting Odds

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Marshall Offense Vs. Western Kentucky Defense

Thundering Herd Offense Stats (Rank) Hilltoppers Defense
35.2 (24) Points/Gm 27.5 (80)
437.5 (32) Yards/Gm 385.8 (85)
290.4 (16) Pass Yards/Gm 249.5 (106)
147.2 (75) Rush Yards/Gm 136.3 (52)
8.5 (26) Yards/Pass 7.2 (55)
4.7 (47) Yards/Rush 4.0 (57)
45.0% (25) 3rd Down % 47.3% (120)
13 (84) Turnovers 17 (4)
7 (52) Sacks 4 (108)

Western Kentucky Offense Vs. Marshall Defense

Western Kentucky Offense Stats (Rank) Marshall Defense
42.4 (5) Points/Gm 20.0 (20)
440.2 (27) Yards/Gm 350.7 (48)
360.9 (6) Pass Yards/Gm 178.0 (12)
79.3 (124) Rush Yards/Gm 172.7 (99)
8.9 (13) Yards/Pass 6.2 (14)
3.9 (86) Yards/Rush 4.2 (73)
46.1% (17) 3rd Down % 37.7% (53)
9 (35) Turnovers 10 (59)
2 (4) Sacks 19 (1)

When Marshall Has The Ball

  • The Hilltoppers give up third-down conversions on 47.3% of their opponents’ attempts (120th in the FBS). The Thundering Herd have a 45.0% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 25th in college football.
  • The 290.4 passing yards per game Marshall averages ranks 16th in the FBS, while the 249.5 Western Kentucky gives up ranks 106th in college football.
  • The Thundering Herd are the FBS’ 84th-ranked offense in terms of committing turnovers (13), and are facing the fourth-ranked team in turnovers forced, the Hilltoppers (17).
  • Western Kentucky’s defense has four sacks (20th-fewest in the FBS). Marshall has conceded seven sacks to rank 52nd in college football.

When Western Kentucky Has The Ball

  • The Hilltoppers are 17th in the FBS in third-down percentage (46.1%) and will be facing the 53rd-ranked Thundering Herd defense in that category (37.7%).
  • Western Kentucky’s 79.3 rushing yards per game is good for 124th in the FBS. Marshall’s defense gives up 172.7 on the ground (99th in college football).
  • The Hilltoppers have committed nine turnovers, 35th-lowest in the FBS, while the Thundering Herd have forced 10 turnovers (59th-most in college football).
  • Western Kentucky’s offense ranks 27th in the FBS in yards per game (440.2), while Marshall ranks 48th in yards allowed (350.7).
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Marshall Betting Trends And Insights

  • Marshall has put together a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Thundering Herd are 5-5 ATS this season when playing as at least 1-point favorites.
  • Marshall’s games have gone over the point total six out of 11 times this season.
  • Marshall and its opponents have scored a combined total of more than 74.5 points twice this season (over 11 games).
  • The Thundering Herd have gone 6-3 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 66.7% of those games).

Western Kentucky Betting Trends And Insights

  • Western Kentucky is 8-2-0 ATS this year.
  • The Hilltoppers have been an underdog by 1 point or more three times this season, and covered the spread in two of those matchups.
  • So far this year, seven out of Western Kentucky’s 10 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have scored more than 74.5 combined points just twice this season.
  • The Hilltoppers 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 2,900 yards while completing 66.8% of his throws (223-of-334), with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions (290.0 yards per game).
  • Rasheen Ali has rushed for a team-high 1,029 yards on 187 attempts (102.9 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns. He also has 264 receiving yards on 31 catches (26.4 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • Sheldon Evans has run for 259 yards on 58 carries (25.9 yards per game), with five touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Corey Gammage has 55 catches, leading his team with 694 yards (69.4 ypg) while hauling in two touchdowns this season.
  • Willie Johnson has also contributed with 27 receptions for 549 yards and three touchdowns.
  • This season Xavier Gaines is averaging 42.3 yards per game, with 35 catches for 423 yards and three touchdowns.

Western Kentucky Players To Watch

  • This year, Bailey Zappe has collected 3,865 passing yards (351.4 yards per game) while connecting on 310 of 438 passes (70.8% completion percentage), with 41 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
  • Noah Whittington has 61 attempts for a team-high 304 rushing yards (38.0 per game) and zero touchdowns.
  • Adam Cofield has run for 259 yards on 57 carries (23.5 yards per game), with three touchdowns on the ground this year.
  • Jarreth Sterns has 99 catches and paces his team with 1,307 receiving yards (118.8 ypg) while scoring nine touchdowns.
  • Mitchell Tinsley has chipped in with 843 yards (on 49 catches) and eight touchdowns.
  • This season Daewood Davis is averaging 43.7 yards per game, with 26 catches for 437 yards and five touchdowns.

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