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