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Marshall Thundering Herd vs East Carolina Pirates Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the East Carolina Pirates try to run the Marshall Thundering Herd off the court at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in college hoops action.
The Pirates are 17-11 so far on the season, and 11-8-2 ATS vs. the number. The Thundering Herd, meanwhile, are 13-17 and 6-18-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen East Carolina go 14-4 and the Thundering Herd go 12-10 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Pirates as 6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 96 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 189 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 77-69.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up East Carolina's No. 18 nationally ranked offense (76.9 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 309 at 72.5 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marshall owns the country's No. 347-rated mark, allowing 82.6 points per game on the highway. East Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.
Marshall was an 88-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Thundering Herd grabbed an 88-84 win over the Golden Eagles on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Elijah Pittman at Cam Henderson Center.
East Carolina was an 88-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. East Carolina got 29 points from Maurice Kemp en route to an 88-85 victory over Tulane on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Southern Miss are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Tulane are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
A few Thundering Herd at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marshall's last 8 games on the road
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Marshall is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Marshall is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 9 of East Carolina's last 11 games
East Carolina is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home