Marshall at Charlotte: 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Charlotte 49ers (5-5) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (6-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)
Betting Odds: Charlotte 49ers +14.5 -- Over/Under: 62 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Charlotte 49ers face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Jerry Richardson Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2019, Charlotte came away with the 24-13 victory.
Marshall comes into this game with a 6-4 record overall and they have gone 4-2 in conference play. Even though they have found success, they only scored 14 points in the last game against UAB, and that led to the seven point defeat. Marshall is averaging 33.8 points while their defense is giving up 19.2 points per game. Under center for Marshall is Grant Wells who has thrown for 3,090 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Running back Rasheen Ali has also rushed for 939 yards and 17 touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Charlotte 49ers who can become bowl eligible with a win in this game. The 49ers currently sit with a 5-5 record overall but in the last game against Louisiana Tech they gave up 42 points, and that led to a nine point defeat. Charlotte is averaging 26.4 points while their defense is giving up 30.3 points per game. Under center for Charlotte is Chris Reynolds who has thrown for 2,273 yards, 21 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Calvin Camp has been the top rusher sitting with 500 yards and three touchdowns.
Marshall is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. Charlotte is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. The under is 23-9 in Marshall’s last 32 games on turf. The over is 7-2 in Charlotte’s last nine conference games. The under is 5-0 in Charlotte’s last five games as a home underdog. Charlotte is 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog.
Marshall is probably the better team, but this is too many points to be laying with them. Charlotte has been having some good offensive success and they are going to continue that in this game. It might not be enough to come away with the victory, but Charlotte will keep it close and cover the spread.