Marshall has looked potent on offense at times this season and at home should be able to out pace the Monarchs 56th ranked defense, the difference for me here is Marshall has an offense and Old Dom doesn't so Marshall should win this game but 15.5 points just feels too thick here. Marshall just got shellacked by both Middle Tenn and Cincinnati and I don't think they deserve to be laying this big of a number. Old Dom only lost to a good Virginia team by 9 points and I like them to stay closer than 15.5 points here.
Old Dominion has very little offense as the Monarchs are averaging just 16.4 points per game on offense, while allowing 24.8 points per game. But the Old Dominion defense is surprisingly solid and should be able to prevent the big plays from Marshall in this game. Offensively these teams are statistically similar and the difference for me here is the Monarch's defense. 15.5 points just doesn't pass the eye test for me; I predict Marshall wins but not by double digits.