Marshall vs. Louisiana Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Sun Belt rivals will clash when the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-2) battle the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (2-3).

Marshall vs. Louisiana Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Marshall as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Marshall has -413 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana is listed at +311 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 46.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Marshall vs. Louisiana Live?

  • Game Day: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Huntington, West Virginia
  • Stadium: Joan C. Edwards Stadium

Betting Preview


Marshall owns the 58th-ranked offense this season (423.6 yards per game), and has been even better defensively, ranking 16th-best with only 281.2 yards allowed per game. Marshall ranks 78th in points scored this season (29.4 points per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 16.2 points allowed per game. Marshall has been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking 24th-worst with 199.2 passing yards per contest. The defense is ranked 48th in the FBS (210.0 passing yards allowed per game). Marshall has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (15th-best with 224.4 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (fourth-best with 71.2 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. Marshall ranks 49th in third-down percentage this season (43.8%), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the FBS with a 24.6% third-down conversion rate allowed. Marshall has the 14th-best turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing 12 turnovers (12th in the FBS) while turning it over six times (38th in the FBS).


Louisiana ranks 20th-worst in total yards per game (327.0), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 65th in the FBS with 371.0 total yards allowed per contest. In terms of points scored Louisiana ranks 94th in the FBS (25.6 points per game), and it is 34th on the other side of the ball (20.4 points allowed per game). In terms of passing, Louisiana ranks 99th in the FBS (209.6 passing yards per game) and 86th on defense (242.4 passing yards allowed per contest). From an offensive perspective, Louisiana is posting 117.4 rushing yards per game (105th-ranked). It ranks 47th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (128.6 rushing yards allowed per game). Louisiana’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, allowing a 48.1% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 63rd with a 48.1% third-down rate. Louisiana sports a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking sixth-best at +8.

Marshall vs. Louisiana Betting Analysis

Marshall Betting Insights

Marshall has gone 2-3-0 against the spread this season. Marshall has 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 10.5-point favorites. Games involving Marshall have hit the over once this season. The Thundering Herd have gone 1-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). The Thundering Herd have played as a moneyline favorite of -413 or shorter in only two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Insights

Louisiana have registered a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season. This season, Louisiana games have hit the over twice. The Ragin’ Cajuns lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +311.

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Marshall vs. Louisiana Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.6 59.0 50.0
Implied Total AVG 38.2 47.5 32.0
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-2 1-0 0-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Ragin’ Cajuns

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.6 55.0 51.5
Implied Total AVG 32.4 33.3 31.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 3-0-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-0 1-2-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-2 2-0 0-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Players to Watch


  • With 3.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, seven tackles, and one interception in five games, Owen Porter has been a big contributor to the Thundering Herd’s defensive unit in 2022.
  • Micah Abraham has helped spur the Thundering Herd’s defense with 0.5 sacks to go along with four tackles and three interceptions in five games.
  • With 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games, Charlie Gray has been a key contributor to the Thundering Herd’s defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Thundering Herd’s defensive unit has been aided by the play of Abraham Beauplan, who has played five games, totaling 1.0 TFL and 20 tackles.

Ragin’ Cajuns

  • Andre Jones has amassed one interception to go with 18 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and one pass defended in five games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Bralen Trahan has delivered 28 tackles and one interception in five games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Kam Pedescleaux has posted 24 tackles and one interception in five games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Kris Moncrief has compiled 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks In five games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Marshall vs. Louisiana Predictions and Pick

Marshall vs. Louisiana betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Thundering Herd (-10.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (46.5)

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Our pick to win this contest is Marshall, and we expect that Marshall will cover the spread (Marshall -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 46.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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