Marshall goes on the road to play Appalachian State on Thursday night to get the Week 4 college football schedule kicked off. The Thundering Herd are coming off a four-point loss to East Carolina, falling to 2-1 on the year. The Mountaineers suffered a two-point loss to the University of Miami in Week 2, but bounced back the following game. Appalachian State defeated Elon by 34 points to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Kickoff from Kidd Brewer Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are favored by seven points in the latest Appalachian State vs. Marshall odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 59.5 points. Before making any Marshall vs. Appalachian State picks, make sure you see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Marshall vs. Appalachian State spread: Appalachian State -7
- Marshall vs. Appalachian State over-under: 59.5 points
- Marshall vs. Appalachian State money line: Marshall +235, Appalachian State -290
- MAR: The Thundering Herd are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog
- APP: The Under is 5-0 in Appalachian State’s last 5 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points
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Why Marshall can cover
Marshall’s offense has been high-scoring through the first three games of the year. The Thundering Herd are averaging 43.7 points per game while averaging 604.7 yards of total offense. Marshall has been well-balanced on offense but the majority of its yards have come through the air.
The Thundering Herd have averaged 420.3 passing yards per game. Redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells has thrown at least 333 passing yards in each of the first three games. Wells has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,110 yards with four touchdowns.
Why Appalachian State can cover
Appalachian State has successfully moved the ball early in the year. The Mountaineers are averaging 446 yards of total offense, with 180 yards coming on the ground. Appalachian State has a two-headed monster in the backfield. Junior Camerun Peoples and sophomore Nate Noel both have started the season off strong.
Peoples is the leading rusher on this team, picking up 286 yards on 42 carries. The junior tailback has five rushing touchdowns and averages a team-high 91.6 rushing yards per game. Noel has 259 yards on 48 carries, averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Both running backs will look to continue their dominance on the ground against Marshall’s defense.
How to make Marshall vs. Appalachian State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 47 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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