Marshall vs. UConn Myrtle Beach Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 19, 2022

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The Marshall Thundering Herd will battle the UConn Huskies in the Myrtle Beach Bowl.

Marshall vs. UConn Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with bookmakers listing Marshall as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Marshall has -479 odds to pick up the win, while UConn is listed at +361 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 40.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Marshall vs. UConn Live?

  • Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Conway, South Carolina
  • Stadium: Brooks Stadium

Betting Preview

Marshall

Marshall sports the 57th-ranked offense this year (401.7 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking seventh-best with just 288.1 yards allowed per game. Defensively, Marshall has been a top-25 unit, ranking seventh-best by giving up only 16.2 points per game. The offense ranks 95th (24.2 points per game). Marshall is putting up 198.8 passing yards per game on offense (106th in the FBS), and ranks 34th defensively with 202.8 passing yards allowed per game. Marshall has been surging on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking 21st-best in rushing offense (202.9 rushing yards per game) and fourth-best in rushing defense (85.3 rushing yards allowed per game). Defensively, Marshall has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking best by allowing a 21.2% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 98th (36.0% third-down conversion rate). Marshall has forced 24 total turnovers (sixth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 15 times (44th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +9, the ninth-best in college football.

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UConn

UConn has been struggling offensively, ranking eighth-worst with 301.8 total yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 388.4 total yards per contest (78th-ranked). UConn’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 19.8 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 62nd with 26.1 points surrendered per contest. UConn’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 107.0 passing yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, allowing 220.6 passing yards per contest (63rd-ranked). UConn is generating 194.8 rushing yards per game on offense this season (34th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 167.8 rushing yards per contest (92nd-ranked) on defense. In terms of third-down efficiency, UConn ranks 82nd in the FBS (37.7% third-down conversion rate) and 104th defensively (42.4% third-down rate allowed). UConn has produced 19 forced turnovers (30th in the FBS) and committed 16 turnovers (56th in the FBS) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks 39th in the FBS.

Marshall vs. UConn Betting Analysis

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Marshall Betting Insights

Marshall has covered the spread six times over 12 games with a set spread. In games it has played as 11-point favorites or more, Marshall has an ATS record of 1-2. Games involving Marshall have hit the over three times this season. The Thundering Herd have won 50% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (4-4). The Thundering Herd have played as a moneyline favorite of -479 or shorter in only two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Huskies Betting Insights

UConn has covered the spread nine times over 12 games with a set total. In games as an underdog by 11 points or more so far this year, the Huskies have gone 4-2 against the spread. UConn’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Huskies have been underdogs in eight games this season and won three (37.5%) of those contests. The Huskies have a record of 1-0 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +361 on the moneyline.

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Marshall vs. UConn Against The Spread & Betting Records

Marshall

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 50.7 51.8 49.6
Implied Total AVG 31.9 33.8 30.0
ATS Record 6-6-0 2-4-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-9-0 2-4-0 1-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-4 2-2 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-0 1-0 2-0

Huskies

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 48.9 47.0 50.8
Implied Total AVG 34.5 32.2 36.8
ATS Record 9-3-0 5-1-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-7-1 2-4-0 2-3-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 2-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-5 3-1 0-4

Players to Watch

Marshall

  • With three sacks to go with six TFL, 82 tackles, and one interception in 11 games, Elias Neal has been a big piece of the Thundering Herd’s defense in 2022.
  • Charlie Gray has suited up for 11 games, collecting two interceptions to go along with 57 tackles, six TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended for the Thundering Herd.
  • As part of the Thundering Herd’s defense, Abraham Beauplan has delivered one interception to go along with 67 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in 10 games.
  • Owen Porter, as part of the Thundering Herd’s defensive unit, has posted seven sacks to go with 11 TFL, 39 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.

Huskies

  • As a key defensive contributor, the Huskies’ Jackson Mitchell has posted 123 tackles, five TFL, four sacks, and one interception in 11 games.
  • In 11 games for the Huskies, Ian Swenson has collected one interception to go with 104 tackles and two TFL.
  • Brandon Randle has totaled four TFL, 83 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games for the Huskies.
  • On defense, Malik Dixon has contributed 73 tackles and one interception in 11 games.

Marshall vs. UConn Predictions and Pick

Marshall vs. UConn betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Thundering Herd (-11)

    Pick OU:

    Over (40.5)

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How to Bet on Marshall vs. UConn

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Our pick to win this matchup is Marshall, and we predict that Marshall will cover the spread (Marshall -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 40.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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