The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Appalachian State Mountaineers battle it out on Thursday night as the Week 4 college football schedule kicks off. Marshall looks to bounce back after a disappointing loss last week to UAB. The Mountaineers are 2-1 on the year and are looking to keep things going in the right direction as they go for back-to-back wins.
Kickoff from Kidd Brewer Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Mountaineers are listed at -7 in the latest Appalachian State vs. Marshall odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is 58.5, up 2.5 points from the opening line. Before locking in 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: 58.5 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
Featured Game | Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd
Why Marshall can cover
Marshall’s offense has successfully been able to run the ball early on in the year. The Thundering Herd are averaging 184 rushing yards a game with 5.1 yards per rush. This rushing attack is led by redshirt freshman Rasheen Ali, who is averaging a team-high 95.7 rushing yards a game.
He’s totaled 46 carries for a 287 yards and seven scores. The Cleveland, Ohio native is averaging 6.2 yards a rush and that was a full display against East Carolina. Ali rushed for a career-high 189 yards to go along three touchdowns.
Why Appalachian State can cover
Graduate student Chase Brice is the Mountaineers’ starting quarterback. Brice started the year off well, completing 69 percent of his passes for 751 yards and four touchdowns. The former Duke Blue Devil has been able to keep the ball protected, only tossing two interceptions on the year.
In the Mountaineers blowout win against Elon, Brice was very efficient. He was 19 of 25 for a season-high 293 yards and one touchdown. In the first quarter, Brice connected with Malik Williams for a 47-yard touchdown to start off that dominant performance.
How to make Marshall vs. Appalachian State picks
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