Marshall vs Georgia State Prediction - College Football Picks 10/14/23

Georgia State Panthers (4-1) vs Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Center Parc Stadium)

Betting Odds: Georgia State Panthers -1 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Georgia State Panthers face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Turner Field. Both teams currently sit with a 4-1 record overall. 

How Does Marshall Bounce Back?

Marshall won their first four games of the season before they were knocked off by NC State in the last game. Marshall scored 41 points but the defense gave up 48 points and they lost by seven. Cam Fancher completed 29 of his 51 passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Marshall on the season is averaging 31.6 points while their defense is giving up 26 points per game. The offense is ranked 51st in the league while the defense is ranked 73rd. 

Marshall Betting Trends

  • Marshall has won nine of its last 10 games.
  • Marshall has covered the spread in five of its last six October games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Marshall has won the first half in nine of its last 12 road games against conference opponents.
  • Five of Marshall's last six October games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Georgia State is Also Looking for Bounce Back

Georgia State also won their first four games of the season but they also lost in the last game. Georgia State scored seven points against Troy and that wasn’t even close to enough as they were defeated 28-7. Darren Grainger completed 19 of his 29 passes for 193 yards and two interceptions. Georgia State on the season is averaging 31 points while their defense is giving up 23.8 points per game. In this game the offense needs to find success early and put the pressure on Marshall. 

Georgia State Betting Trends

  • Georgia State has won four of its last five games.
  • Georgia State has covered the spread in seven of its last eight October home games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Georgia State has won the first half in six of its last eight home games against conference opponents.
  • Four of Georgia State's last five games as a home favorite have gone UNDER the total points line.

Shane’s Free Pick

There are better games on the board to bet. On paper these teams are pretty similar but I think Grainer can have bounce game here. He is better than throwing two interceptions like he did in the last game and he’s going to be more dynamic here. Georgia State is at home and that is also going to help their chances here. Georgia State will kick a late field goal to cover the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Georgia State -1

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