Game: College Football Gasparilla Bowl ✅ UCF v Marshall Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, UCF vs Marshall Picks & UCF vs Marshall Predictions
Date: Monday, Dec 23, 2019
Start time: 2:30 PM EST, Raymond James Stadium – Tampa Bay, FL
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Marshall Thundering Herd Lines: +15½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 60 : – BETNOW
In NCAA Football Gasparilla Bowl, we will see UCF at Marshall.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 8-4 this season with only one ranked team faced which they lost against. The team has a decent defense but the offense is struggling against bigger opponents. The Thundering Herd are averaging 26 points per game on offense and allowing 23 points per game on defense. QB Isaiah Green is completing 57% of his throws for 2265 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions while RB Brenden Knox is rushing for 1284 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The UCF Knights are 9-3 but they have not faced any elite opposition this year. Their losses came against Cincinnati, Tulsa, and Pittsburgh. The team got famous for its elite offense, ranked 6th in points scored with 43 per game. They are also allowing just 22.8 points per game but as I said, the opposition they faced hasn’t been the best. The Knights prefer to attack through the air and QB Dillon Gabriel is completing 59% of his throws for 3393 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
UCF started the season as a ranked team and they were projected to have 1 loss throughout the entire season, based on the fact that they should not have problems against these smaller sides. Things did not go as planned and UCF has not beaten a winning team by double digits since Week 5. I doubt that this will happen on Monday as well against the Marshall good defense.