UTSA vs. Marshall Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 19, 2023

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The Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl will feature a matchup between the UTSA Roadrunners and the Marshall Thundering Herd.

UTSA vs. Marshall Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing UTSA as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UTSA has -268 odds to pick up the win, while Marshall is listed at +212 to claim victory.

Over/Under

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

Game Info

How to Watch UTSA vs. Marshall Live?

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Stadium: Toyota Stadium

Betting Preview

UTSA

UTSA is averaging 425.5 yards per game on offense, which ranks 38th in the FBS. Defensively, the Roadrunners rank 55th, allowing 369.4 yards per game. UTSA is compiling 31.7 points per game on offense (37th in the FBS), and ranks 57th on the other side of the ball with 24.7 points allowed per game. UTSA ranks 48th in pass offense (249.8 passing yards per game) and 77th in pass defense (231.6 passing yards allowed per game) this season. UTSA is putting up 175.8 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 46th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 44th, allowing 137.8 rushing yards per game. UTSA sports the 78th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (39.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 13th-best with a 47.2% third-down conversion rate. UTSA ranks 105th in college football with a -5 turnover margin after forcing 10 turnovers (97th in the FBS) and committing 15 (92nd in the FBS).

Marshall

In terms of total yards, Marshall ranks 89th in the FBS (358.8 total yards per game) and 64th defensively (378.6 total yards allowed per game). From an offensive perspective, Marshall is accumulating 23.3 points per game (95th-ranked). It ranks 87th in the FBS defensively (28.2 points surrendered per game). Marshall is compiling 223.5 passing yards per contest on offense this season (64th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 218.4 passing yards per contest (57th-ranked) on defense. Marshall is posting 135.3 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (94th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 160.2 rushing yards per game (82nd-ranked) on defense. Marshall ranks 13th-worst in third-down conversion rate (31.3%), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in third-down rate allowed (31.0%). Marshall has struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -8 is eighth-worst in the FBS.

UTSA vs. Marshall Betting Analysis

UTSA Betting Insights

UTSA has registered a 5-6-1 record against the spread this season. In games this season when favored by 7 points or more, UTSA are 4-3-1 against the spread. This season, four UTSA games have gone over the point total. The Roadrunners are 8-2 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 80% of those games). The Roadrunners have a 3-0 record (winning 87.5% of their games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -268 or shorter.

Marshall Betting Insights

Marshall have registered a 4-8-0 record against the spread this year. Marshall has not covered the spread when it is at least 7-point underdogs (0-1). Games involving Marshall have hit the over on six occasions this season. This season, the Thundering Herd have won one out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Thundering Herd have played as an underdog of +212 or more once this season and lost that game.

UTSA vs. Marshall Against The Spread & Betting Records

UTSA

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.6 57.5 59.7
Implied Total AVG 34.9 35.2 34.7
ATS Record 5-6-1 3-3-0 2-3-1
Over/Under Record 4-8-0 3-3-0 1-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-2 5-1 3-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Marshall

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 48.9 49.3 48.5
Implied Total AVG 27.8 28.8 26.7
ATS Record 4-8-0 3-3-0 1-5-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 3-3-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 4-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-5 1-1 0-4

Players to Watch

UTSA

  • Frank Harris has been a catalyst for the Roadrunners’ offense this season, tallying 2,506 passing yards with 18 passing touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 64.9% completion percentage.
  • In addition to the stats he’s produced in the passing game, Harris has also added 323 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 10 games.
  • In 12 games in 2023, Joshua Cephus has been targeted zero times for 81 catches, 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns.
  • Robert Henry has run for 551 yards (45.9 yards per carry) and nine rushing touchdowns for the Roadrunners in 2023.
  • Kevorian Barnes has compiled 698 rushing yards (69.8 per game) with six rushing touchdowns in 10 games.
  • Trey Moore has helped carry the Roadrunners’ defense with 45 tackles, five TFL, 13 sacks, and one interception in 12 games.
  • Rashad Wisdom has helped lead the Roadrunners’ defense with two sacks to go along with 58 tackles in 12 games.
  • The Roadrunners’ defensive unit has been aided by Ken Robinson, who has suited up for 11 games and totaled 58 tackles.
  • With two sacks to go along with three TFL, 41 tackles, and one interception, Donyai Taylor has helped carry the Roadrunners’ defense over 12 games.

Marshall

  • In 11 games, Rasheen Ali has run for 1,043 yards (94.8 per game) and 14 touchdowns.
  • In the passing game, Ali has scored one touchdown, with 28 catches for 213 yards.
  • Cam Fancher has passed for 2,162 yards (216.2 per game), completing 65.4% of his throws, with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games.
  • On the ground, Fancher has scored four touchdowns and accumulated 276 yards.
  • In the passing game, Jayden Harrison has scored one TD, catching 22 balls for 278 yards (23.2 per game).
  • In eight games, Charles Montgomery has 18 catches for 210 yards (26.3 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • J.J. Roberts has recorded two interceptions to go with 71 tackles and two passes defended in nine games for the Thundering Herd.
  • The Thundering Herd’s Elijah Alston has amassed four sacks to go with two TFL, 37 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Elias Neal has one sack to go with three TFL, 58 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • The Thundering Herd’s Dyoni Hill has posted 44 tackles and one interception in 10 games.

UTSA vs. Marshall Predictions and Pick

UTSA vs. Marshall betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    UTSA (-7)

  • Pick OU: Over (46.5)

How to Bet on UTSA vs. Marshall

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Our prediction to win this game is UTSA, and we predict that UTSA will cover the spread (UTSA -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 46.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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