Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds
Marshall will look to improve on its 9-11 record on Wednesday when they host Southern Methodist in NCAA basketball odds action at Cam Henderson Center.
The Thundering Herd bring a 9-11 record (3-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Mustangs, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Marshall go 6-6 so far and the Mustangs go 4-7-1.
The Thundering Herd were listed as 5.5-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 Thundering Herd sit at No. 156 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mustangs sit at No. 165 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mustangs will win this game 69-64.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 246 in NCAA hoops at 33.2 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 21 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 138-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 336 at 3.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 78-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 196 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 74-65 loser as they battled Central Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Southern Methodist got 17 points from Ryan Manuel but lost anyway, 74-65, to Central Florida on Saturday at UCF Arena.
In their last action, Marshall was a 73-72 loser on the road against Memphis. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall suffered a 73-72 loss against Memphis on Saturday, getting 22 points from DeAndre Kane in a losing effort at FedExForum.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Central Florida are 2-5
After a loss are 4-6
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Central Florida are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mustangs at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games
Marshall is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Marshall is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Southern Methodist home to Houston, Saturday, February 2
Marshall home to Central Florida, Saturday, February 2