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Georgia Southern vs Marshall 11/19/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Marshall Thundering Herd (6-4) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (5-5)
November 19, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles +3.5 / Marshall Thundering Herd -3.5; Over/Under: +53
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and Marshall Thundering Herd do battle Saturday in week 12 Sun Belt college football action from Allen E. Paulsen Stadium.

The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 28-21 win over Appalachian State last time out. Cam Fancher’s thrown for 983 yards, 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Khalan Laborn has a team-high 1,253 rushing yards and 14 scores this season. Corey Gammage has a team-high 44 catches for 653 yards and 5 touchdowns while two other Marshall receivers have 200+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Eli Neal has a team-high 69 total tackles while Owen Porter has a team-high 7.5 sacks and Marshall’s defense has combined for 26 sacks and 14 interceptions up to this point in the year.

The Georgia Southern Eagles will be out to bounce back from back-to-back losses after a 36-17 defeat at the hands of Louisiana last time out. Kyle VanTrease has thrown for 3,307 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on 61.1% passing while Jalen White has 771 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns and Gerald Green has 475 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Khaleb Hood leads Georgia Southern’s receivers with 66 grabs for 753 yards while Dervin Burgess Jr. has 58 grabs for 717 receiving yards and 7 TDs. Jeremy Singleton has 508 receiving yards and Amare Jones has 483 receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Marques-Watson-Trent has a team-high 84 total tackles while Georgia Southern’s defensive unit as a whole has 16 sacks and 11 interceptions this season.

Marshall is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference games. Georgia Southern is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 games following an ATS loss.

I get the reasoning for backing either side in this game, as Marshall’s the better defense and Georgia Southern’s the better offense. That being said, this Marshall team has found themselves relying on their defense just a little bit too much this season as the offense has floundered during conference play, and that’s not going to work against a Georgia Southern team that needs to win out for bowl eligibility. I think the Eagles come to play here and get themselves a cover if they don’t get an outright win here. Give me Georgia Southern and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Georgia Southern +3.5

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