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Marshall vs. Florida Atlantic - 10/20/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3) at Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2)
Date & Time Saturday October 20, 2018, 2:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -2.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3) at Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2)
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The FAU Owls and the Marshall Thundering Herd meet in week 8 C-USA college football action from Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The FAU Owls have had an extra week off following their 52-33 win over Old Dominion in their last outing. Chris Robison has thrown for 1,416 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 64.6% passing this season while Devin Singletary leads the Owls with 627 rushing yards and 14 rushing TDs this season. Kerrith Whyte Jr. has 333 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns while Jovon Durante leads the Owls’ receiving corps with 37 catches for 497 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. As a team, FAU is averaging 481 yards of total offense and 34.7 points per game this season.

The Marshall Thundering Herd will look for some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 5 games following a 42-20 win over Old Dominion in their last outing. Isaiah Green has thrown for 1,108 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 55.1% passing this season while Tyler King has rushed for 530 yards and 3 touchdowns while Anthony Anderson has 6 rushing TDs this season. Tyre Brady leads Marshall with 41 catches for 530 yards and 6 receiving scores this season. As a team, Marshall is averaging 403 yards of total offense and 28.8 points per game this season

FAU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Marshall is 0-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 21-7 in their last 28 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams. 

I can understand why Marshall is the favorite at home, the issue for me is that between these two teams, home field hasn’t mattered as the road team has covered the spread in the last four meetings between the two. FAU doesn’t have the same kind of record like last season, but the Owls are still a solid team offensively, and match up well with the Herd. This is a game I think the Owls could win outright so I’ll take the points with FAU here.

Florida Atlantic +2.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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