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The UTSA Roadrunners (8-4) face off against the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco and televised on ESPN. In the end, Marshall is coming off a win in their previous game. On the other hand, UTSA is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tulane. Kickoff is set for 9:00 ET.

UTSA Roadrunners vs Marshall Thundering Herd

The UTSA Roadrunners Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In UTSA’s most recent loss to Tulane, the Roadrunners faced a -13-point deficit going into the 4th and were unable to mount a comeback effort, falling 29-16. Meanwhile, in the loss vs. Tulane, quarterback Frank Harris concluded with a QB rating of 65.46, connecting on 25 of 38 passes for 198 yards. Additionally, he also added one touchdown to his performance.

The betting lines going into the game were 53.5 on the over/under and UTSA as 3.5-point underdogs. As they combined for 45 points, this was a hit for the under and UTSA was handed an ATS loss.

So far, the UTSA Roadrunners are 8-4, including going 3-3 on the road and 5-1 at home.

Against the spread, UTSA has gone 5-6-1 this season. Meanwhile, the Roadrunners have been favored 10 times compared to two games as the underdog. In 12 games played, the average over/under line for UTSA’s games has been set at 58.6 points. In addition, these contests have seen an average combined score of 56.3 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-8.

The Marshall Thundering Herd Are Coming Off A Win

Marshall is coming off a 35-21 win over Arkansas State in their last game. Also, in the win to Arkansas State, quarterback Cam Fancher recorded two rushing touchdowns, accumulating 100 rushing yards. In the passing game, he completed 72.7% of his passes for a total of 214 yards and achieved a passer rating of 142.8.

Going into the game, Marshall was favored by 1 and went on to cover the spread. The team’s combined 56 points surpassed the over/under line of 53.

This season, the Marshall Thundering Herd are currently 6-6. So far this season, they have played six road games and five at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with UTSA, the Thundering Herd have been favored in five games and the underdog in five. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-7. Across 12 games, the average over/under line in Marshall’s matchups is 49.1 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 51.4 points, resulting in an OU record of 6-5.

UTSA Offense Breakdown

On offense, UTSA comes into the game averaging 31.7, which is 38th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 249.8 passing yards (51st) compared to 50th in rushing yards. In the end, for the season, they are averaging 463 rushing attempts per contest.

The top passer for UTSA is Frank Harris, who has accumulated 2506 passing yards and boasts a completion rate of 64.9%. He’s currently averaging 7.5 yards per passing attempt.

Marshall Offense Breakdown

Meanwhile, on the ground, the Thundering Herd are 62nd in college football at 413 attempts per game. All in all, this has led to an average of 135.2 (92nd). So far, they have turned to the passing game 32.6 and have a per game average of 223.5. Overall, they are 76th in points (23.2 PPG).

Overall, Cam Fancher has thrown for 2162 yards this season, with an average of 10.7 per completion. His completion percentage is 65.4%, and he’s recorded 11 touchdowns.

UTSA Team Defense

This season, the Roadrunners’ defense has allowed 137.8 rushing yards per game, ranking 157th. Opponents average 231.6 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 83 against UTSA. They hold the 62nd position in NCAA points allowed.

Marshall Team Defense

Defensively, the Thundering Herd defense has come up with 31 sacks this season and are 1st in quarterback hurries. Overall, they are allowing 28.2 points per contest (117th). Against the pass, they are 83rd in the NCAA, having allowed 218.4 passing yards allowed per game. Marshall is giving up 159.7 rushing yards per contest.

UTSA vs Marshall Trends

  • UTSA’s ten most recent games vs. the spread has seen them go 4-5-1 against the spread.
  • Marshall’s ATS record at home (last three) is 0-3.
  • Marshall is 0-3 in their last three games as underdogs.
  • Looking back on the last three times UTSA was favored, their ATS record was 2-0-1.

UTSA vs Marshall Prediction

Overall, a matchup I like in this one is UTSA’s passing attack vs. the Marshall secondary. In their most recent game, Marshall struggled to slow down Arkansas State. Look for UTSA to cover as 8.5-point favorites.

On the over/under, I have the best bet being to take the over at 56. In the end, this looks like a slam dunk bet for me, as my gut tells me the over will hit as well as our model projecting a combined 58 points.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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