NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Thundering Herd underdogs vs Mountaineers at West Virginia
Marshall Thundering Herd vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers will be trying to slam the Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Charleston Civic Center in college betting action.
The game is being played at Charleston Civic Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Mountaineers sport records of 2-3 and 1-2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Thundering Herd have 5-3 and 0-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Mountaineers and 1-2 for the Thundering Herd.
Bettors looking to go with the Mountaineers in this one found them listed as 4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Thundering Herd was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 32 and the Thundering Herd at No. 138 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-77 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thundering Herd rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.8 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 37 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 325-ranked team at 3.8 per game, while the Thundering Herd rate No. 137 with 6.5 per game.
Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 309-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.
Marshall was a 61-58 winner in its last match at home against UNC Wilmington. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Marshall earned a 61-58 victory over UNC Wilmington on Saturday, getting 16 points from DeAndre Kane at Cam Henderson Center.
In their last action, West Virginia was a 94-69 winner at home against VMI. West Virginia cruised to victory on Wednesday, running VMI out of the gym and running up a 94-69 score at WVU Colliseum.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-0
After a win are 6-4
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing VMI are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Thundering Herd at Mountaineers trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games when playing Marshall
West Virginia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Marshall
Marshall home to Coppin State, Saturday, December 8
West Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, December 8