Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#171 Ohio U 52.5 vs.
#172 Marshall -4.5
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu



#171 Ohio University
#172 Marshall University


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Ohio Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd

Where: Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

When: Saturday, September 14, 6:30 PM. ET.

The Marshall Thundering Herd will be trying to rebound from their loss to Boise State when they face the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday night.

Bobcats Trying To Pick Up First Road Win

The Bobcats were unable to pick up their first road win of the season when they faced the Pittsburgh Panthers in their previous game. They will get another chance to win their first road game of the season against the Thundering Herd but will need to do a much better job on offense if they want to pick up the win.

Ohio looked impressive putting up 41 points in their first game but only managed 10 points against the Panthers in the loss. The team was held to 212 total yards while their defense gave up 481 yards. Quarterback Nathan Rourke completed 15 of 27 passes for 177 yards. The team also couldn’t get going on the ground and finished with 35 yards and one touchdown.

Despite their defense giving up a lot of yards, they did a good job holding the Panthers to 20 points. If they can keep the Thundering Herd under 20 points, they will put themselves in a good position to win the game. However, Rourke and the offense also have to do their part.

Thundering Herd Going For Fifth Consecutive Home Win

The Thundering Herd have done well at home over the last two seasons and have won their last four games there. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Boise State and pick up their fifth consecutive home win when they play on Saturday.

Marshall’s offense looked great in the season-opener, scoring 56 points against VMI. The team was brought down to earth by a tough Broncos team that managed to hold them to seven points in the loss.

Quarterback Isaiah Green completed 10 of 17 passes for 56 yards and one interception, while the team’s run game was held to 116 yards and one touchdown after a 280 yards and two touchdown performance the previous week. Expect to see the Herd try to establish the run early and often in this game.

Marshall’s defense also played well, but the unit spent too much time on the field because the offense could not move the chains. If they perform as they did against the Broncos, they should be able to lead the team to the win on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

Insiders Status:


The Thundering Herd have played well against MAC teams and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams in the conference. They have also dominated their series against the Bobcats when they play at home. With the Bobcats having problems against the run last week expect the Thundering Herd to pound their way to at least a seven-point win.

Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -5.5

Full-Game Total Pick

Insiders Status:


The Bobcats have played over the total in six of their last nine games following a straight-up loss, while the Thundering Herd have played over the total in four of their last five games. With the two teams combining for 57 points per game, expect them to go over the total in this game.

Prediction: Over 50.5

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Thundering Herd will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Bobcats in the first half of their first two games, averaging 21 points per game while the Bobcats average 10 points per game.

Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Thundering Herd and Bobcats are averaging 31 combined points in the first half. They will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.