Marshall at Florida Atlantic: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Florida Atlantic Owls (5-3) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (5-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm (FAU Stadium)
Betting Odds: Florida Atlantic Owls +1.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Florida Atlantic Owls face off on Saturday in a Conference USA showdown at FAU Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, Marshall came away with the 20-9 victory.
Marshall comes into this game with a 5-3 record and in their last game they had quite an impressive win over FIU 38-0. Marshall is currently averaging 37 points while the defense is giving up 19.8 points per game. Marshall is led by Grant Wells and he has thrown for 2,507 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. They also have a very good run team led by Rasheen Ali who has rushed 149 times for 808 yards and 15 touchdowns. In this game for Marshall it’s all going to be about the offense running up the score again, and making Florida Atlantic keep up.
On the other side of this matchup is the Florida Atlantic Owls who sit with a 5-3 record and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against UTEP they almost blew the game in the 4th quarter, but they held on enough to come away with the 28-25 victory. The Owls are averaging 30.3 points while the defense is giving up 21.5 points per game. Under center for Florida Atlantic is N’Kosi Perry and he has thrown for 1,845 yards, 15 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Running back Johnny Ford has also rushed for 496 yards and four touchdowns.
Marshall is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games on grass. Florida Atlantic is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against teams with a winning record. The road team is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings. The underdog is 5-0 against the spread in the last five games.
These are both offenses that are good, and there will be no shortage of scoring by either of these teams. Look for Marshall especially to find success scoring, and this game is going to turn into a shootout. Back the over. In terms of the side, Marshall is also going to cover the spread.