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Penn State Nittany Lions visit Marshall Thundering Herd in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Marshall Thundering Herd
Saturday, December 06, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Cam Henderson Center

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Nittany Lions of Penn State hit the hard court against the Thundering Herd of Marshall.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Marshall Thundering Herd were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd currently sport a 3-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3 ATS. The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-1 and 1-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Marshall Thundering Herd produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have gone 1-2 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Marshall Thundering Herd at No. 236 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 110 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 140-rated offensive output, at 68.57 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 191 allowing on average 68.75 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Marshall Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.18% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State earned a 61-58 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday, getting 18 points from D.J. Newbill at Bryce Jordan Center.

Ryan Taylor scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 77-59 to South Carolina at Cam Henderson Center on Monday).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Duquesne, Wednesday, December 10th
Marshall at West Virginia, Sunday, December 14th

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