South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting South Dakota State Jackrabbits travelling to Marshall Saturday to take on the Thundering Herd.
Hofstra Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Jackrabbits will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Thundering Herd are 0-1 ATS. South Dakota State is 1-0 on the totals; Marshall is 1-0.
The Thundering Herd were listed as 1-point underdogs 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 Thundering Herd - Jackrabbits odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Dakota State is at No. 83. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-69 win for the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 93-rated offensive output, at 76.3 PPG. The visiting Jackrabbits defense ranks No. 227 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Jackrabbits marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Dakota State owns the country's No. 189-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 93 in scoring at home.
South Dakota State was a 66-63 loser in its last match on the road against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Nate Wolters scored 25 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 66-63 against Hofstra in college basketball action at Hofstra Arena.
Last time out for Marshall, they were an 80-58 winner as they battled District of Columbia on the road. The battle between the Thundering Herd and Firebirds didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as District of Columbia was handed an 80-58 defeat on Friday at Hofstra Arena.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Hofstra are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Jackrabbits at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Marshall is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
South Dakota State home to District of Columbia, Sunday, November 18
Marshall at Hofstra, Sunday, November 18