Marshall favored by 6 against Hofstra on Sunday
Marshall Thundering Herd vs Hofstra Pride Odds
Hofstra looks to cover the Pride-Thundering Herd pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 2-2 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball wagering action.
The Pride currently sports a 2-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Thundering Herd are 2-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pride produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Thundering Herd have gone 1-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pride at No. 267 and the Thundering Herd at No. 46 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-60 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Hofstra's No. 246 nationally ranked offense (64 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 186 at 65.8 PPG. The Pride have been averaging 39.1% from the field, less than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (48.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marshall owns the country's No. 190-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Hofstra, on the other hand, rates No. 199 in scoring at home.
Marshall was a 78-77 loser in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Marshall got 19 points from DeAndre Kane but lost anyway, 78-77, to South Dakota State on Saturday at Hofstra Arena.
Hofstra was a 74-59 winner in its last match at home against District of Columbia. The Pride got 13 points from Stephen Nwaukoni as Hofstra ran past District of Columbia 74-59 on Saturday at Hofstra Arena.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Manhattan are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Thundering Herd at Pride trends to consider:
Marshall is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Hofstra is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Hofstra is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
Marshall home to Nevada, Saturday, November 24
Hofstra at Manhattan, Wednesday, November 21