Check out our free Thundering Herd vs Falcons pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Bowling Green. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Thundering Herd vs Falcons Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
Kickoff for this matchup between the Marshall Thundering Herd and Bowling Green Falcons is set for 5:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Bowling Green, OH at Doyt L. Perry Stadium with NFLN carrying television coverage. In a non-conference matchup, the Thundering Herd are -16.5 point favorites on the road. The over-under point total is currently set at 51.5.
Thundering Herd vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Bowling Green Falcons
- Where: Bowling Green at Doyt L. Perry Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- MARSH -16.5, MARSH -767 | BOWLGR +526 O/U 51.5
Thundering Herd Preview:
The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to take on the Bowling Green Falcons in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 2-0. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Sun Belt.
Last week, Marshall beat Notre Dame by a score of 26-21. Leading into the matchup, the Thundering Herd were 20.5 point underdogs. With their 47 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 48.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 351 yards, with 130 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 66th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Marshall is ranked 78th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 221 yards through the air.
On offense, the Thundering Herd are averaging 40.5 points per-game, good for 38th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 5, while throwing for 3. This season, Marshall has been able to establish the run game, as they are averaging 299.5 yards per-game (4th), while handing the ball off an average of 50.5 times per-game. Heading into the game, the Thundering Herd will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 188.5 yards places them 132nd in the NCAA. So far, they are the 153rd ranked team in attempts per contest (25.5).
The Bowling Green Falcons travel to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in a non-conference matchup with an overall record of 0-2. So far, they have yet to play a game in the Mid-American.
In their previous game, the Falcons lost by a score of 59-57 to Eastern Kentucky. However, they were able to cover the spread as 7.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 116 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 54.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 442 yards, with 118 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 179th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, Bowling Green is ranked 186th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 324 yards through the air.
The Falcons head into the game with the 51st ranked scoring offense at 37.0 points per-game. Currently, they have scored a majority of their touchdowns through the air, with 6 receiving touchdowns compared to 2 rushing scores. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 153rd in yards per-game at 92.5. On average, they hand the ball off 35.0 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Falcons will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 204.0 yards places them 120th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 38th ranked team in attempts per contest (38.0).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 1-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-1-0. Marshall has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 36.0 points per game while allowing 23.4. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 4-1-0.
In terms of betting, the Falcons have an ATS record of 0-2-0. Their current over-under record sits at 2-0-0. Across the Falcons last 5 home games, the team averaged 27.8 points per game while allowing 41.6. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4-0, while going 1-4-0 straight-up.
Thundering Herd vs Falcons Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Bowling Green Falcons 16.5
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