Week 6 of the college football season is here, with another Saturday of terrific matchups.
Our handicappers Adam Burke, Tim Murray, Wes Reynolds and Scott Seidenberg are here to give you their best bets for the weekend's card.
Overall record: 23-26-2 ATS
Lines are consensus odds from VSiN's college football lines page, as of Wednesday night.
Old Dominion Monarchs at Marshall Thundering Herd (-20.5, 66)
Burke: The Monarchs have not played well in the first half this season. Ricky Rahne’s team has made some strong second-half adjustments and played much better in the third and fourth quarter, but this is a team that has not gotten off to a good start in any of the four games against FBS opponents.
Aside from a blowout loss against FCS Hampton, ODU has trailed 28-3, 28-17, 35-7 and 17-7 at the intermission to this point. That combined score of 108-34 is the reason why Marshall is a good bet this week. They should get the opportunity to play from in front and will be a great start to covering this big number.
The Thundering Herd are a big favorites in the game overall and have done pretty well offensively this season; they’ve just had some major defensive issues that have led to losses. Marshall has scored at least 28 points in every game, but goes into this one with a 2-3 record.
Marshall ranks 12th in YPP on offense with 7.06; Old Dominion ranks 118th with 4.69. Oddly enough, the Marshall defense has allowed fewer than five yards per play this season, but the Herd’s 15 turnovers are tied for the most in the nation. Old Dominion has forced only three turnovers this season.