Coppin State Eagles vs Thundering Herd College Hoops Game Preview
Coppin State Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd host Coppin State on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-4 mark against the 1-7 Eagles in college hoops action at Cam Henderson Center.
The Thundering Herd sport records of 5-4 and 0-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 1-7 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Thundering Herd and 0-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thundering Herd at No. 138 and the Eagles at No. 303 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-61 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 204 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 22 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 115-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Coppin State rates No. 117 at 6.8 per game.
Defensively, Coppin State features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.
Coppin State was a 67-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Joseph's. Michael Murray scored 27 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 67-55 against Saint Joseph's in college basketball action at Physical Education Complex.
In their last action, Marshall was a 69-59 loser on the road against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Marshall suffered a 69-59 loss against West Virginia on Wednesday, getting 17 points from D.D. Scarver in a losing effort at Charleston Civic Center.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-0
After playing West Virginia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Eagles at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Marshall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Marshall is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Coppin State at UMBC, Wednesday, December 12
Marshall home to Cincinnati, Saturday, December 15