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Marshall vs Old Dominion Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 6

by Mitchell VinebergOctober 8, 2021
  • Marshall extends series win streak against ODU to 4 games
  • Grant Wells for season high of 450 yards
  • Old Dominion scores under 20 points for the fourth time this year

This is one of the top “group of five” games of the week. A potential blowout in the making. It’s the best offence in the C-USA Marshall Thundering Herd against 10th year program Old Dominion Monarchs. Marshall comes into this game at 2-3 and this is a must win game if they have any Bowl game aspirations this season.

Old Dominion comes into the game 1-4 and are riding a four game losing streak. Let’s see how this plays out!

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Marshall -18.5, Old Dominion +18.5
  • MoneyLine: Marshall -1200, Old Dominion +680
  • Total: O/U 66

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Marshall vs Old Dominion Prediction: Spread

Marshall will blow out Old Dominion and it won’t even be a contest. It’s just that simple. Currently Old Dominion is better than Marshall ATS but don’t let this fact fool you. Old Dominion is 3-2 ATS while Marshall is 2-3 ATS.

The stats don’t lie and even though I tend to be very coservative toward a large spread, how can one deny how poor Old Dominion has been playing. It’s not even a fair contest between these two teams. This game will be a blowout in Marshall’s favour and it would be foolish to believe otherwise.

  • Free Prediction: Marshall -18.5

Marshall vs Old Dominion Prediction: MoneyLine

If you’re looking to take the underdog in a matchup this weekend, don’t bet on this matchup. The Thundering Herd’s offence is technically a top five in the FBS. Most people might disregard it seeing that they play in a non power 5 conference but they have looked outstanding. Starting quarterback Grant Wells has thrown for 1700 yards, 6 touchdowns, and a passer rating of 139.9. Not only that but their defence is top five in the nation in sacks.

Looking in the other direction, Old Dominion has not been putting up those stellar numbers. Their starting QB, D.J. Mack Jr., has thrown for 750 yards, has a TD:INT ratio of 4:5, and a passer rating of 98.9. He is also putting up solid numbers with his legs scoring 6 touchdowns. Their defence is giving up around 31 PPG and have a turnover margin of -6.

If Marshall can contain D.J. Mack Jr, this game is going to be wrapped up and this ML is a lock!

  • Free Prediction: Marshall -1200

Marshall vs Old Dominion Prediction: Total

This matchup will be a high scoring one. There is no guarantee that it will cover 66 points. Marshall will outscore Old Dominion but what will the total points be. It seems favorable to take the under in a matchup where a lot remains uncertain. Both of these teams thus far this season have total over 66 points in less than 50% of their matchups.

  • Free Prediction: Under 66

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Mitchell Vineberg