Military Bowl - Marshall at Maryland 12/27/13 - Free College Football Bowl Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 2:30 PM EST December 27, 2013 TV: ESPN
A bowl game to watch after Christmas will be the 6th annual Military bowl clash between Maryland Terrapins and Marshall Thundering Herd. The Terrapins have positive memories in the Military Bowl as Maryalnd won the 2010 game 51-20 but haven't been in bowl game since then. On the other side Marshall didn't go bowling in 2012 but are riding two game bowl winning streak.
Both teams have had strong seasons with lots of wins and they arrive at the Military Bowl ready to score one for the closer. Marshall pulled off a 9-4 record, and Maryland was a big behind with a 7-5 performance of their own.
Unfortunately, when the two teams are compared on a side-by-side, the Marshall Thundering Herd stampede over their competition statistically. Marshall has the advantage in every performance category except stopping the run. To make matters worse, the Maryland Terrapins have four players out, reducing their depth and skill reserve. Maryland coming from the ACC should have better athletes but on the season has yet to show it.
Coming into the Bowl game, Marshall was a on a tear, winning every game until it ran into Rice University in the Conference USA Championship game. Maryland, on the other hand, was more losses than wins in its last six games going just 2-4.
Recent Betting Trends:
Thundering Herd are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Terrapins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games.
Over is 7-0 in Thundering Herd last 7 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 games overall.
Free Betting Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd -2.5
The ACC had one good team and rest of the conference is way over rated, we are going to fade all of them starting with Maryland in the Military Bowl. Marshall led by QB Cato will carve up the Terrapins secondary like a thankgiving turkey as this one is over before half time. Marshall one weakness is their run defense but being up two Touchdowns early will make Maryland pass to try and catch up. Final Score Prediction, Marshall wins big 45-31.