Check out our free Thundering Herd vs Panthers pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Miami. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Thundering Herd vs Panthers Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds
On Saturday, November 26th at NA PM ET, the Marshall Thundering Herd and Florida International Panthers at Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, FL. None is carrying television coverage for game. This week 13 non-conference matchup is projected to be a tight game, as the point spread odds are at OFF for both sides.
Thundering Herd vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Florida International Panthers
- Where: Miami at Riccardo Silva Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds: MARSH OFF, MARSH OFF | FLINT OFF, O/U OFF
Thundering Herd Preview:
The Thundering Herd take on the Florida International Panthers with a Sun Belt record of 4-3 while going 7-4 overall.
Last week, Marshall beat Georgia Southern by a score of 23-10. Leading into the matchup, the Thundering Herd were 6.5 point underdogs. With their 33 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 52.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 384 yards, with 179 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 18th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Marshall is ranked 73rd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 205 yards through the air.
Coming into this week’s game, the Marshall offense is averaging 23.82. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Florida International defense ranked 119th in EPA. Throughout the season, the Marshall offense has leaned on their rushing attack, but comes into the game with a below average success rate. This week could be an opportunity to improve their overall rushing numbers Florida International is vulnerable up front. Heading into the game, the Thundering Herd will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 199.55 yards places them 139th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 145th ranked team in attempts per contest (29.0).
As the Panthers travel to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd, they have an overall record of 4-7. This includes going 2-5 in Conference USA action.
In their last matchup, Florida International fell by a score of 40-6 to UTEP. Heading into the game, the Panthers were 14.0 point underdogs on the spread, leading to a loss vs the spread. With their 46 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 50.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 525 yards, with 335 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 165th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Florida International is ranked 138th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 190 yards through the air.
Heading into this week’s action, Florida International has a tough matchup against a Marshall defense performing well in many advanced statistics, including EPA in which they are 1st in college football. On paper, moving the ball could be tough for Florida International as they are generating explosive plays at a below average rate. Look for the Panthers offense to struggle on the ground, as they are facing a Marshall defense that is tough up front. This season, the Thundering Herd are averaging 107.0 yards per game and have a below average rush rate compared to other teams. Heading into the game, the Panthers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 201.0 yards places them 138th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 34th ranked team in attempts per contest (37.73).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Thundering Herd have an ATS record of 5-5-0. Their current over-under record sits at 2-8-0. Across their 5 previous road games, Marshall has an ATS mark of 3-2-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 19.8 points per game.
In terms of betting, the Panthers have an ATS record of 4-7-0. Their current over-under record sits at 5-6-0. Through their last 5 home contests, the Panthers offense has averaged 21.8 points per game while allowing an average of 37.2. Florida International posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 2-3-0 ATS.
Thundering Herd vs Panthers Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Florida International Panthers OFF
Free Total Prediction: Over OFF