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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Marshall Thundering Herd Over Florida Atlantic Owls

The Marshall Thundering Herd host Florida Atlantic on Thursday, looking to build on their 5-9 mark against the 2-12 Owls in college basketball betting action at Cam Henderson Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida Atlantic Owls opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-9 overall and 7-6 ATS, while the Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-12 and 3-7-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Marshall boasts a 6-7 on the OU, and Florida Atlantic is 3-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 144-ranked Marshall Thundering Herd and the No. 290-rated Florida Atlantic Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 70-rated offensive output, at 78.5 PPG. The visiting Florida Atlantic Owls defense ranks No. 154 allowing on average 71.36 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 43.21% so far, more than the Marshall Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.11% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida Atlantic suffered a 76-59 loss against Florida International on Sunday, getting 15 points from Solomon Poole in a losing effort at FIU Arena.

James Kelly scored 27 points and helped out with 27 rebounds for Marshall on Sunday, leading the Thundering Herd to a 94-76 victory over Western Kentucky at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Marshall is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marshall is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 9th
Marshall at Florida International, Saturday, January 9th