Charlotte 49’ers (4-5) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (5-3)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 2:30 pm EST
Location : Joan C Edwards Stadium, Huntington, West Virginia
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Charlotte 49’ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
The Charlotte 49’ers will travel to Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia, to battle the Thundering Herd of Marshall on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm EST. The Niners come into the game losers of two of three games with the last loss being 14-3 road defeat to the Tennessee Volunteers as they have scored 20 or less points in four of their last five outings. The Thundering Herd also suffered a 26-24 road loss to Southern Miss Golden Eagles as five turnovers and 79 yards of penalties ended the threat of Marshall obtaining a win while coming short in a late rally with a touchdown by Artie Henry III. Charlotte, however, has covered in the last two games overall with Marshall picking up the 14-3 road win last year while the Niners covered as 14-point home underdogs.
Charlotte 49’ers's Latest Performance :
Charlotte has been up and down all year and it will not be because of their defense, as stated. The 49’ers unit has allowed 23 points per game all year while ranking 12th in the country in total yards allowed per game. With that being said, in the last four outings for the Niners, their defense is allowing just 14 points per game, yet the team is 2-2 during this time. They remained winless on the road as they were 14-3 road losers to the Tennessee Volunteers as their defense once again was the tip of the spear in keeping them in the game in allowing just 192 total yards to the Vols while giving up only 20 yards for the game, overall.
The offense, on the other hand, sputtered throughout as Evan Sheriffs passed for 156 yards along with an INT while Benny Lemay rushed for 84 yards on 24 carries. In all, the 49’ers put up 244 yards total for the game while averaging only 12 points per game in Charlotte’s last three contests.
Marshall Thundering Herd 's Latest Performance :
Marshall halted a three-game losing streak in their last touting as they suffered a 26-24 setback on the road versus the Southern Miss Golden eagles as they were down by nine with 7:13 remaining in the fourth quarter until Isiah Green found Artie Henry for a 15-yard touchdown pass to end the scoring for the day for the Thundering Herd. The loss allowed them to remain in the third-place sot within the Conference USA East division, however.
The Marshall offense averages around 28 points per game, however, during their recent two game winning streak, they were averaging over 30 points per game. QB Isiah green threw for 169 yards versus the golden Eagles along with a TD pass and an interception and has had a tough go of it lately in having a 4/6 TD to pass ratio in the last three outings for Marshall. And while Marcel Williams had 139 yards receiving in their last outing, this was his first 100 plus yard game of the year. Yes, the passing along with rushing attack has struggled all year long, however, they may find it difficult versus a Charlotte team that is very solid on defense, despite its offense ranking low in every major offensive category.
How Charlotte 49’ers & Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Charlotte is 6-3 ATS while the OU is 4-5
Marshall is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 5-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Charlotte’s offense has struggled lately, but, may find some success against Marshall’s pass defense that is ranked only 99thin the country. However, with the way in which Sheriffs and the passing game have been performing, even this may be too large of a task. The Thundering Herd offense has not performed well on offense lately as well and will likely have problems for this game as well in that Charlotte has a stout defense that held the Volunteers to only 20 yards rushing in their last contest. With that being said, look for this to be an exciting amongst amongst two teams seeking a win to increase their chances of going bowling next month.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Charlotte 49’ers +14.5
My reason for the pick :
I will back the 49’ers in this instance as I happen to believe that this game with be a low scoring defensive minded matchup. This of course, with play in favor of Charlotte as they certainly have the better defense. In all, with the Thundering Herd not being the most consistent team on offense, look for them to have issues moving the ball on Charlotte’s defense. With that being the case, take the Niners to keep this game close throughout, thus covering the spread.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 43
My reason for the prediction :
As stated, this will be a defensive minded contest that will remain low scoring throughout as Charlotte will indeed have success facing an offense in the Thundering Herd that has not found their identity yet. Of course, Charlotte’s offense will struggle moving the ball as well, thus allowing for the under to be the strong play.
Betting trends for Charlotte 49’ers:
- 49ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- 49ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- 49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Betting trends for Marshall Thundering Herd :
- Thundering Herd are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- Over is 6-1 in Thundering Herd last 7 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 8-2 in Thundering Herd last 10 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game