The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV. Kickoff for this week 13 game is set for 3:30 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN+. In this matchup of Sun Belt conference rivals, the Thundering Herd are listed as 2.5 point road favorites. Can they secure a home and cover the spread?
ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES VS MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arkansas State Red Wolves +2.5
This game will be played at Joan C. Edwards Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 28-26 in favor of Marshall.
- Even though we have Marshall winning straight-up, we like Arkansas State at +2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 53.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 54 points.
Will the Red Wolves Defense Show Up in Huntington?
So far, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are 6-5, including going 2-3 on the road and 3-2 at home.
Against the spread, Arkansas State has gone 6-4 so far this season. This has come on an average scoring differential of -2.5 and being the underdog in all of their games.
This season, Arkansas State has posted an over/under record of 5-5 through 11 games. On average their games have combined for 59.2 points.
The Red Wolves’ offense is gearing up to take on Marshall, with an average of 162.8 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 63rd place for rushing yards and 73rd place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 219.8 yards per contest. Arkansas State’s overall scoring average is at 28.4 points per game, placing them 52nd rank nationally.
This season, the Red Wolves’ defense has allowed 175.7 rushing yards per contest, placing them 85th. Opponents are averaging 266 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 103.8 when facing Arkansas State. They currently hold the 27th spot in NCAA points allowed.
Will Marshall Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
The Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Arkansas State with a 5-6 record, including 1-5 on the road and 3-1 at home.
So far, Marshall has been favored four times and the underdog in five games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-7 and an average scoring differential of -6.6.
This season, Marshall has an over/under record of 5-5. Their games have, on average, produced a combined total of 51 points, with the typical over/under line being 48.7 points.
The Thundering Herd are currently ranked 71st in college football with 360 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 122.2 rushing yards per game, which is 100th in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 33.5 attempts per game and gain an average of 224.4 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 80th spot with 22.2 points per game.
Marshall’s defense ranks 122nd in points allowed, with 28.8 points given up per game. Teams have been averaging 214.4 passing yards against them (74th nationally). On the ground, they’ve conceded 170.2 rushing yards, putting them 122nd in college football.