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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Hurricane underdogs vs Thundering Herd at Marshall

Tulsa Golden HurricaneMarshall Thundering Herd
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD7-8

Marshall looks to cover the Thundering Herd-Golden Hurricane pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 7-8 mark when they host Tulsa in college basketball wagering action.

Marshall battles the Golden Hurricane, currently sitting with a 9-6 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Thundering Herd and 3-5 for the Golden Hurricane.

View Tulsa vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thundering Herd were listed as 4-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 - Golden Hurricane odds would favor the Golden Hurricane if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 177 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulsa is at No. 69. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-66 win for the Golden Hurricane.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Hurricane is ranked No. 113 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 16 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 181-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Tulsa rates No. 216 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 242 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 48-47 winner on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 48-47 win over the Mustangs on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Pat Swilling, Jr. at Moody Coliseum.

Marshall lost its last outing, a 94-57 result against Ohio on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. The Thundering Herd were hammered by Ohio on Saturday, losing by a 94-57 final at Ohio University Convocation Center in college basketball betting action.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-2
Before playing Rice are 7-3
After playing Southern Methodist are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-3
After playing Ohio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Hurricane at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Tulsa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marshall
Tulsa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Marshall is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Marshall is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa home to Rice, Saturday, January 12
Marshall at Texas El Paso, Saturday, January 12