Marshall had a bad recruiting year and it showed in last week's closer-than-expected 21-17 win over Albany, an FCS school, and the Thundering Herd were 23-point favorites. However, the Herd has the upper hand on East Carolina, which didn't look any better while getting routed by Michigan 30-3 with a last-second field goal saving the Pirates from a shutout. Cam Fancher was 28 of 35 for 268 yards for Marshall and Rasheen Ali ran for 137 yards on 7.6 yards per carry and it outgained the Great Danes 413-300. East Carolina tried two quarterbacks against the Wolverines and Mason Garcia and Alex Finn combined for 17 of 29 for 132 yards with an interception. Marshall has won six in a row dating to last season and the Pirates lost four of their top offensive leaders from last season and the game against Michigan went UNDER by 20.5 points. Marshall is 9-2 UNDER its past 11 games and neither team showed much offense in Week 1, but the Thundering Herd have the edge on defense and at the quarterback position. Take Marshall ATS, and bet this one to stay UNDER - Max Play.
This pick was released to clients on September 07, 2023 at 10:56AM ET.
Marshall at East Carolina
September 9, 2023
4:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Marshall -2.5 (-130) (risk 1 to return 1.77)
2 units on Game Total UNDER 44.5 -114 (risk 2 to return 3.75)
Marshall Thundering Herd
East Carolina Pirates
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