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Marshall Thundering HerdVillanova Wildcats
Nov 11, 1:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


Villanova looks to cover the Wildcats-Thundering Herd pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 1-0 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball wagering action.

The Thundering Herd will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 0-0 ATS. Marshall is 0-0 on the totals; Villanova is 0-0.

View Marshall vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Villanova sat as 3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 46-rated Marshall taking on the No. 50-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 100-86 win for the Thundering Herd on Sunday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 79-rated offensive output, at 78 PPG. The visiting Thundering Herd defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 47 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marshall owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marshall was an 81-47 winner at home against Longwood. Marshall cruised to victory on Friday, running Longwood out of the gym and running up an 81-47 score at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Villanova was a 78-58 winner at home against District of Columbia. Villanova cruised to victory on Friday, running District of Columbia out of the gym and running up a 78-58 score at Villanova Pavilion.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 1-0
After a win are 1-9

A few Thundering Herd at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Villanova is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Marshall at District of Columbia, Friday, November 16
Villanova at Purdue, Thursday, November 15