Authored by College Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Football game on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (8-4) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs winners of Conference-USA West division will make the trip from their campus in the upper part of the Pelican State to Appalachia to take on the (11-1) Marshall Thundering Herd champions of C-USA East division in 2014 Conference-USA Championship action. The team will play at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. This Sports Handicapper believes Louisiana Tech overachieved this season, we watched them lose on the road to a very average Old Dominion team. The Marshall Thundering herd saw their chances of a perfect season fade last week in a 67-66 home loss to Western Kentucky. The Opening betting lines has Marshall as a nine-point home favorite Against The Spread and the total is posted at 69 points for Saturday’s game.
2014 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ended the regular season with a 76-31 blowout win over Rice at home last week and has played a tougher non-conference schedule than Marshall. Louisiana Tech lost at Oklahoma and at Auburn earlier in the season and had a bad home loss to Northwestern State. Louisiana Tech has covered the Point Spread their last four vs. A team with a winning record and the over is 4-0 their last four against a team that has more wins than losses. La Tech is 5-2 Against The Point Spread on the road this season, going over the total five time and staying under twice away from home. Louisiana Tech will be led on offense by Iowa transfer Cody Sokol for their Free Winning College Football Point Spread Predictions at Marshall. The key to Louisiana Tech win is to feed the football to star running back Kenneth Dixon and avoid turnovers, Marshall will be fired up for this Conference-USA Championship game.
The 2014 Marshall Thunder Herd had everything in place for a perfect season but the defense forgot to show up last Friday but they can right the ship with a win over Louisiana Tech for the C-USA title. The Thundering Herd are 4-0 Against The Point Spread their last four after a straight up loss and they have covered seven of their last ten ATS but have dropped their last two to the number. The over has come in three of their last five at home. The key to a Marshall win is to play defense, Senior quarterback Rakeem Cato and the offense can put points on the board but the defense has to show up.
Free Pick: Marshall-9′.