ESPN will be televising the game so it may get a little bit of attention in college football betting lines.
College football odds have Central Florida favored by almost a touchdown at home. It is actually a key game for Marshall in the conference since they are 3-1 while Central Florida is 2-2. If Marshall gets the win in this game they would also become bowl eligible for the first time in five years. Marshall played well last week and got a 27-7 win in college football odds against UAB. The Knights are also coming off a huge win in college football odds as they routed Rice last week 49-7. Central Florida has won 4 of the 7 all-time meetings including a 30-14 win in college football betting lines over Marshall last year.
Marshall was actually able to score some points last week which is a surprise considering they are 103rd in the country in scoring. Brian Anderson threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall’s defense continues to play well. In their last six games they have allowed only 14.6 points per game.
Central Florida’s offense was great last week but for the season they have also struggled. Quarterback Brett Hodges has thrown almost as many interceptions (7) as touchdown passes (8). The Knights do have running back Brynn Harvey who averages 90.3 rushing yards per game. Central Florida’s defense is playing well as they lead the conference in fewest rushing yards allowed.
College football odds trends show that Marshall is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. They have not played well on the road though vs. college football odds. The Thundering Herd are 7-15-1 vs. college football betting lines in their last 23 games as a road underdog. The Thundering Herd are 0-5 in college football odds in their last 5 meetings against Central Florida.
Central Florida has been solid in college football odds at home and in the conference. The Knights are 4-0 vs. the college football odds in their last 4 conference games. The Knights are 3-1-1 in college football odds in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Since this is a televised game the total might get some attention in college football odds. Seven of the last eight Marshall road games have gone under. 11 of the last 13 Central Florida games have gone under. Five of the last seven meetings between the two teams have gone under the college football betting lines.