Marshall vs. FIU - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marshall vs. FIU - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

FIU Panthers (6-5) at Marshall Thundering Herd (7-4)

College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)

The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -7.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The FIU Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd meet in week 14 C-USA college football action from Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The FIU Panthers come into this game looking to finish the year strong after a 30-24 win over Miami in their last outing as 21-point underdogs. James Morgan threw for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 of 30 passing while Anthony Jones rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Tony Gaiter IV led FIU with 82 receiving yards and a touchdown on 6 catches while Shemar Thornton also had 6 grabs for 70 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Sage Lewis led FIU with 10 total tackles while Stantley Thomas-Oilver III, Jamal Gates and the aforementioned Lewis each had an interception. As a team, FIU is averaging 375.7 yards of total offense and 26.5 points per game while allowing 392.1 yards of total defense and 26.4 points per game against this season.

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The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to bounce back and end the year on a high note after a 24-13 loss to Charlotte in their last outing. Isaiah Green threw for 86 yards and a pair of interceptions on 6 of 12 passing while Brenden Knox led the Herd with 92 rushing yards on 22 carries. Knox also led Marshall with 40 receiving yards while Armani Levias had a pair of receptions. Joseph Early scored the Herd’s lone touchdown on a punt return in the 1st quarter while defensively, Tavante Beckett led Marshall with 15 total tackles, including 9 solo tackles as well as a fumble recovery while Chris Jackson and Nazeeh Johnson each had an interception. As a team, Marshall is averaging 406.3 yards of total offense and 25.5 points per game while allowing 365.9 yards of total defense and 22.7 points per game against this season.

FIU is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Marshall is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on turf while the under is 27-13 in their last 40 conference games.

This game features an FIU team that’s 0-4 ATS on the road against a Marshall team that’s 1-5 ATS at home, so it feels hard to pick a side. However, FIU has also gone 0-4 SU, losing each game by double-digits on the road, while Marshall has gone 5-1 SU at home and one of those non-covers was a 44-point line against VMI that Marshall probably wasn’t going to cover to begin with. I just don’t trust FIU away from home, so I’ll lay the points with Marshall on home soil here.

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Chris’s Pick Marshall -7.5

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