UTSA vs Marshall Prediction - College Football Picks 12/19/23

Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6) vs UTSA Roadrunners (8-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Toyota Stadium)

Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd +11.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UTSA Roadrunners and Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Tuesday in the Miami Beach Bowl at Toyota Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free UTSA vs Marshall prediction.

One Last Game for Frank Harris with UTSA

Frank Harris is one of the best players in UTSA football history, and this is the quarterback's last chance to make a stamp on the program. He has dealt with injuries this season, but he has still tried to make the most of the season. UTSA’s last game came against Tulane and they were competitive but they ended up losing 29-16. Frank Harris wasn’t great in the game throwing for 198 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. UTSA on the season is averaging 31.7 points while the defense is giving up 24.7 points per game. 

UTSA Betting Trends

  • The favorite has won each of UTSA's last nine games.
  • UTSA has failed to cover the spread in nine of its last 11 games against non-conference opponents.
  • Three of UTSA's last four games in December have gone OVER the total points line.

Marshall Looks to Finish Season Strong

Marshall hasn’t had the best season for their standards, but they can win two straight games to end the season. Marshall in the last game against Arkansas State scored 35 points and they ended up winning by 14 points. Cam Francher had a strong game completing 16 of his 22 passes for 214 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He also rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Two games ago against South Alabama, they were defeated 28-0. Marshall on the season is averaging 23.2 points while their defense is giving up 28.2 points per game. 

Marshall Betting Trends

  • Marshall has lost five of its last six games in December.
  • The favorite has covered the spread in each of Marshall's last five Bowl games.
  • Four of Marshall's last five games in December have gone UNDER the total points line.

UTSA vs Marshall Betting Prediction

UTSA is going to want to send out Frank Harris on a high note, and that’s exactly what they are going to do. UTSA on the season is averaging 31.7 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Marshall’s defense is going to struggle, and UTSA is going to take advantage in a big way. UTSA is going to score at least 35 points here and that is going to be enough for them to cover the spread. Back UTSA against the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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