FAU vs. Marshall - 10/18/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marshall Thundering Herd (3-3) at Florida Atlantic Owls (4-2)
College Football: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm (FAU Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Friday in college football action at FAU Football Stadium.
The Marshall Thundering Herd look for a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost four of their last six road games. Isaiah Green is completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 1,171 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Green has two touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Armani Levias and Brockets Thompson have combined for 397 receiving yards and one touchdown while Xavier Gaines has 17 receptions. The Marshall Thundering Herd ground game is averaging 210.6 yards per contest, and Brenden Knox leads the way with 499 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 25.8 points and 377.8 yards per game. Tavante Beckett leads the Marshall Thundering Herd with 60 tackles, Darius Hodge has six sacks and Jaylon McClain-Sapp has one interception.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to build on their four-game winning streak to inch closer to a bowl appearance. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won six of their last nine home games. Chris Robison is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,557 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Robison has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Harrison Bryant and John Mitchell have combined for 739 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tavaris Harrison has 17 receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 141.6 yards per contest, and Malcolm Davidson leads the way with 295 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 28.5 points and 420 yards per game. Rashad Smith leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 42 tackles, Ray Ellis has 3.5 sacks and Meiko Dotson has four interceptions.
The Thundering Herd are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 6-0 in Owls last 6 home games. The over is 7-2 in Thundering Herd last 9 games overall.
The Marshall Thundering Herd have covered eight of their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Florida Atlantic Owls have split their last 10 games ATS as a home favorite. Marshall has been held to 14 or less points in three of its last four games and has played its worst football on the road dating back to last season. Florida Atlantic has been a different team since taking its licks against Ohio State and UCF, and the Owls have proven themselves against competition more on their level since Lane Kiffin became head coach. FAU at home and the line is reasonable, I'll gladly take the Owls.