The Marshall Thundering Herd (3-2) host the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (2-3) in a battle between conference foes on Wednesday night. The Ragin' Cajuns were defeated by South Alabama 20-17 in their last outing, their third loss in a row. On the other side, Marshall outmatched Gardner-Webb 28-7 on Oct. 1. The win helped the Thundering Herd halt their two-game losing skid following their upset win over Notre Dame.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Thundering Herd at -11 in the latest Louisiana vs. Marshall odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 46. Before making any Marshall vs. Louisiana picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Louisiana vs. Marshall and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see its picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Marshall vs. Louisiana:
- Marshall vs. Louisiana spread: Marshall -11
- Marshall vs. Louisiana over-under: 46 points
- Marshall vs. Louisiana money line: Louisiana +328, Marshall -430
- UL: Louisiana won the first ever meeting between these teams 36-21 in 2021
- MRSH: Marshall has yet to cover as a favorite this season
- Marshall vs. Louisiana picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Marshall can cover
Marshall owns a furious defense and they have the stats to back it up. The Thundering Herd are second in the conference in rushing yards allowed (71.2) and third in passing yards allowed (210). Junior defensive lineman Owen Porter has been making plays up front for this unit. Porter is getting into the backfield to stuff the run and pressure the quarterback. He is second on the team in tackles for loss (3.5) and first in sacks (3).
Defensive lineman Koby Cumberlander is another player who has been constantly in the backfield. Cumberlander knows how to quickly shed blocks and cause havoc behind the line of scrimmage. The Georgia native is fourth on the team in total tackles (21) but first in tackles for loss (4) and QB hurries (4).
Why Louisiana can cover
The Ragin' Cajuns have athletic and energetic playmakers on defense. Sophomore linebacker K.C. Ossai constantly finds himself around the ball. Ossai owns great reaction time while being a reliable tackler. The Texas native is leading the group with 32 total tackles and one forced fumble.
Linebacker Andre Jones has been an explosive presence off the edge. Jones owns violent hands and an array of moves to beat the blocker in front of him. The Louisiana native has 19 total tackles with a team-high 3.5 sacks. In his last outing, Jones had six total stops along with one sack.
How to make Louisiana vs. Marshall picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 44 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 60% of the time. Head to SportsLine to see the picks.
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