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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers College Basketball Betting Preview

Marshall Thundering Herd

vs

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Sunday, January 04, 2015 3:00 PM ET
EA Diddle Arena

The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Hilltoppers in Western Kentucky at EA Diddle Arena on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Western Kentucky sat as -12-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers currently sport a 7-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-9 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd have gone 2-2 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at No. 205 and the Marshall Thundering Herd at No. 283 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Marshall is ranked No. 29 in NCAA basketball at 39.69 per game. Contrast that with Western Kentucky's No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Kentucky is the No. 23-ranked team in the country at 8.17 per game, while Marshall rates No. 26 at 8.08 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thundering Herd endured a 70-63 loss at the hands of the Zips on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Austin Loop at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The battle between the Hilltoppers and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alice Llyod was handed a 104-62 defeat on Monday at EA Diddle Arena.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds Trends

Marshall is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall home to Old Dominion, Thursday, January 8th
Western Kentucky at Charlotte, Thursday, January 8th

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