Arkansas State vs Marshall Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Marshall Thundering Herd (5-6) vs Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-5)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)

Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd -2.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will play the Marshall Thundering Herd in a Sun Belt game on Saturday afternoon at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. Arkansas State has won three of their last four games, while Marshall has dropped six of their last seven games. here is our Arkansas State vs Marshall Prediction.

Arkansas State Preview

The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 6-5 (4-3) this season after they defeated Texas State by a score of 77-31 in their last game. Arkansas State trailed 17-14 in the second quarter, but they scored the next 42 points to pull away for the win. The Red Wolves were out gained by a total of 539-487, but forced four turnovers in the game. Arkansas State is tied for second in the Sun Belt West, but they have conference losses against South Alabama, Coastal Carolina, and Troy. The Red Wolves offense is scoring 28.4 points per game with 219.8 passing yards per game and 162.1 rushing yards per game, while going 35.5% on third downs. Jaylen Raynor has thrown for 2,030 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Red Wolves this season. Ja’Quez Cross has rushed for 661 yards and six scores, while Courtney Jackson has caught 34 passes for 610 yards and six touchdowns. The Arkansas State defense is giving up 30.8 points against per game this year. 

Marshall Preview

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-6 (2-5) this year after they lost to South Alabama by a score of 28-0 in their last game. Marshall trailed 21-0 at the half and they couldn’t manage to score any points in the second half for the shutout loss. The Thundering Herd were out gained by a total of 393-201 and turned the ball over three times in the game. Marshall’s only win in their last seven games came against Georgia Southern by a score of 38-33 in the previous game. The Marshall offense is averaging 22.2 points per game with 224.4 passing yards per game and 121.1 rushing yards per game, while going 29.9% on third downs. Cam Fancher (questionable) has thrown for 1,948 yards, eight touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for the Thundering Herd this season. Rasheen Ali has rushed for 987 yards and 14 scores, while DeMarcus Harris has caught 24 passes for 396 yards and one touchdown. The Marshall defense is allowing 28.8 points against per game this season.

Marshall Thundering Herd Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of Marshall's last four games.
  • Marshall has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight games against conference opponents.
  • Marshall has lost the first half in each of its last three home games against conference opponents.
  • Four of Marshall's last five games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Arkansas State Red Wolves Team Facts

  • Arkansas State has won three of its last four games as an underdog.
  • Arkansas State has covered the spread in each of its last four games.
  • Each of Arkansas State's last five November games as a road underdog against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.

Pick

Marshall comes into this game really struggling over the last two months, but they need to pick up a win here in order to get their sixth win of the season. Arkansas State has put together a decent season, especially with how it started, and they will look for win #7 here. Marshall’s quarterback situation is tricky with the injury to Fancher, and they have scored nine points or fewer in four of their last five games. Arkansas State has the momentum and the better offense, so take the Red Wolves here. 

David’s Pick Arkansas State +2.5

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