Marshall favored by 17.5 against UNC Wilmington on Saturday
UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks at Cam Henderson Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Thundering Herd are 4-3 overall and 0-4-1 ATS ATS, while the Seahawks are 3-3 and 1-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Marshall boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and UNC Wilmington is 0-1.
The Thundering Herd were listed as 17.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thundering Herd at No. 160 and the Seahawks at No. 336 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-55 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Seahawks rank No. 250 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Marshall’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Marshall is college basketball's No. 124-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Seahawks rate No. 335 with 3.3 per game.
Defensively, UNC Wilmington features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 84 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 89 nationally in scoring at home.
UNC Wilmington was a 61-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. UNC Wilmington got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Keith Rendleman en route to a 61-60 victory over Hampton on Sunday at Trask Coliseum.
Last time out for Marshall, they were a 70-67 winner as they battled Morehead State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Marshall got 17 points from D.D. Scarver en route to a 70-67 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday at Cam Henderson Center.
UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 6-4
After playing Morehead State are 2-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Seahawks at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
UNC Wilmington home to Coker, Wednesday, December 5
Marshall at West Virginia, Wednesday, December 5