FIU at Marshall: 10/30/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Marshall Thundering Herd (4-3) vs FIU Panthers (1-6)
Game Info: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)
Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd -22.5 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The FIU Panthers and Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2019, Marshall came away with the 30-27 victory in overtime.
The Florida International Panthers have had a terrible season so far sitting with a 1-6 record overall. In the last game against Western Kentucky, FIU only managed 19 points, while the defense gave up 34 points, and that led to the defeat. Florida International is averaging 26.6 points while the defense is giving up 36.4 points per game. Under center for FIU is Max Bortenschlager and he has thrown for 2,026 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. D’Vonte Price has also had a big season rushing 109 times for 568 yards, and six touchdowns. In this game the Panthers are going to need the offense to be good.
On the other side of this matchup is the Marshall Thundering Herd who sit with a 4-3 record overall and they are coming off an impressive win against North Texas. The offense was strong, putting up 49 points, and that led to the victory. Grant Wells is the starting quarterback for Marshall and he has thrown for 2,323 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Rasheen Ali has rushed 123 times for 675 yards and 13 touchdowns. The higher scoring this game is, the better the chance Marshall wins in blowout fashion.
FIU is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as an underdog. Marshall is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games overall. The over is 5-2 in the seven meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The over is 19-6-1 in FIU’s last 26 road games.
FIU hasn’t been great this season, but Bortenschlager has played well for him, and he is going to find success in this one. Marshall is still going to win the game, but FIU is going to keep it within a couple of touchdowns. Back FIU to cover the spread.