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Marshall vs. Appalachian State odds, line: 2021 college football picks, predictions from model on 72-58 run

The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Boone, N.C., to face off against the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a standalone game on the Thursday college football schedule. Marshall (2-1) looks to get back into the win column after blowing a 38-21 lead in the fourth quarter against UAB. Appalachian State (2-1) looks to defend its home turf and win back-to-back games in front of its home crowd.

Kickoff from Kidd Brewer Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Mountaineers as seven-point favorites in the latest Appalachian State vs. Marshall odds. The over-under, or total number of points expected, is 58.5. Before locking in any Marshall vs. Appalachian State picks, make sure you see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 4 of the 2021 season on a 72-58 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Appalachian State vs. Marshall. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Marshall vs. Appalachian State:

  • Marshall vs. Appalachian State spread: Appalachian State -7
  • Marshall vs. Appalachian State over-under: 58.5 points
  • Marshall vs. Appalachian State money line: Marshall +235, Appalachian State -290
  • MAR: The Thundering Herd are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog
  • APP: The Under is 5-0 in Appalachian State’s last 5 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points 

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Why Marshall can cover

Appalachian State’s pass defense has allowed 240 yards a game, but the Mountaineers haven’t faced a passing attack like Marshall’s this season. The Thundering Herd have averaged 420 passing yards a game and redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells is ready to let it fly.

Wells has thrown five interceptions on the year, but he isn’t afraid to take shots down the field. Sophomore receiver Corey Gammage has shown he is capable of consistently getting open while redshirt freshman Rasheen Ali is a workhorse in the backfield. This trio on offense has the firepower to give the Mountaineers trouble. 

Why Appalachian State can cover

Graduate student Chase Brice is the Mountaineers’ starting quarterback. Brice started the year off well, completing 69 percent of his passes for 751 yards and four touchdowns. The former Duke and Clemson quarterback has been able to keep the ball protected, only tossing two interceptions on the year.

In the Mountaineers blowout win against Elon, Brice was very efficient. He was 19 of 25 for a season-high 293 yards and one touchdown. In the first quarter, Brice connected with Malik Williams for a 47-yard touchdown to start off that dominant performance. 

How to make Marshall vs. Appalachian State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 47 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine

So who wins Appalachian State vs. Marshall? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.  

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