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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Cincinnati Bearcats Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Cincinnati BearcatsMarshall Thundering Herd
Dec 15, 2:00 PM | Charleston Civic Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

9-0TEAM RECORD6-4

The visiting Cincinnati Bearcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Charleston Civic Center against the Marshall Thundering Herd.

The Thundering Herd sport records of 6-4 and 0-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bearcats have 9-0 and 3-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Thundering Herd and 2-2 for the Bearcats.

View Cincinnati vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Marshall in this one found them as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thundering Herd sit at No. 179 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bearcats sit at No. 23 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 97-77.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearcats rank No. 2 in NCAA Division 1 with 46.8 per game. That compares with Marshall’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Marshall is college basketball's No. 112-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Bearcats rate No. 41 with 8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cincinnati owns the country's No. 140-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 146 in scoring at home.

Cincinnati was a 92-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against MD-Eastern Shore. Cincinnati cruised to victory on Saturday, running MD-Eastern Shore out of the gym and running up a 92-60 score at Fifth Third Arena.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 69-63 winner as they battled Coppin State at home. Marshall got 20 points from D.D. Scarver en route to a 69-63 victory over Coppin State on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Savannah State are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Bearcats at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Xavier, Wednesday, December 19
Marshall home to Savannah State, Wednesday, December 19