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Marshall Thundering Herd visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NIT odds battle

Marshall Thundering HerdMiddle Tennessee Blue Raiders
March 13, 9:15 PM | Murphy Center

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds

21-13TEAM RECORD25-6

Murphy Center will host Blue Raiders vs. Thundering Herd in NIT betting action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA tournament play.

Middle Tennessee will face the 21-13 Thundering Herd, who own a 13-14-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Raiders are 15-12-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thundering Herd are 16-12 favoring the OVER.

View Marshall vs Middle Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Thundering Herd listed as 5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Raiders sit at No. 36 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 46 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Raiders will win this game 78-71.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 8 in NCAA hoops at 39.8 per game. Contrast that with Middle Tennessee’s No. 148 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Middle Tennessee is the No. 296-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Marshall rates No. 212 at 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Middle Tennessee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 132 nationally in scoring at home.

Marshall was an 83-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Marshall was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by an 83-57 score at FedExForum.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was a 64-61 loser at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders got 15 points from Raymond Cintron, but it was Arkansas State that prevailed in a 64-61 final on Sunday at Summit Arena.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
After playing Arkansas State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thundering Herd at Blue Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Middle Tennessee's last 7 games
Middle Tennessee is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
Middle Tennessee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

 

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