Florida International Golden Panthers versus Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Preview

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The college football bowl season continues on Tuesday with the St Petersburg bowl.

The bowl game played in the state of Florida will pit the Florida International Golden Panthers facing the Marshall Thundering Herd.

You can currently bet the St Petersberg Bowl at Oddsmaker, the sports book where bettors get the absolute best bonuses in the industry.

College football bettors will find the odds currently at Oddsmaker reveals Florida International favored by -4 1/2 points with a total of 49 points.

If you would like to bet on Florida International on the money line you will lay -210 odds.

A bet on the underdog Marshall Thundering Herd returns +175 odds to your bankroll.

Florida International out of the Sun Belt conference brings the better record in this game at 8-4 on the season but the 6-6 Marshall Thundering Herd plays in the better conference as they compete against much tougher competition in Conference USA.

When the Golden Panthers faced eventual Sun Belt champion Arkansas St Red Wolves they dropped a 34-16 decision. They also have a four point defeat at Duke.

A notable win on their schedule was at Louisville when the Cardinals were playing their worst football of the season.

Under center for Florida International is Wesley Carroll. The Golden Panthers signal caller has some SEC pedigree as he quarterbacked Mississippi St prior transferring to the Sun Belt conference program.

The senior quarterback Carroll has completed 60% of his passes this season and has 14 touchdowns with four interceptions.

The quarterback for Marshall in freshmen Rakeem Cato. With the freshman under center the Thundering Herd rallied for the bowl clinching win in their final regular season game with a win against East Carolina in overtime.

Cato threw for two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win as the signal caller had 341 yards passing on 23 of 29 completions.

A quick at the offensive and defensive stats to the naked eye may lead you on the favored Golden Panthers when you bet the St Petersburg Bowl.

The site in St Petersburg Florida does favor the Golden Panthers.

Marshall has always sported a very physical offensive and defensive line presence. The size and strength advantage for the Thundering Herd should allow them to stay close with Florida International on Tuesday night.

What really skews the stats is the fact Florida International did not have to face the explosive offenses of Houston and Tulsa this season that Marshall did.

The Thundering Herd also had Virginia Tech , Southern Mississippi and West Virginia on their schedule.

Marshall has in impressive win against Southern Miss this year.

It is not even close, the Marshall Thundering Herd had a much more difficult schedule and taking the points is where the smart money will come in on.

The St. Petersburg Bowl will begin from St Petersburg Florida at 8PM Eastern Time. ESPN has a national television cable broadcast.

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