Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Miss vs Marshall battle Wednesday at Reed Green Coliseum as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Supporters of the Thundering Herd have watched them go 9-9 and 2-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Eagles are at 15-4 and 11-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 4-8, while the Thundering Herd have a 4-6 mark.
The Thundering Herd were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles sit at No. 21 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 133 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 83-68.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 57 nationally ranked offense (73.2 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 240 at 69.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 48.4% from the field, more than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).
Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
Marshall was a 77-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against East Carolina. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Thundering Herd and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Carolina was handed a 77-56 defeat on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.
Last time out for Southern Miss, they were a 74-59 winner as they battled UAB at home. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Southern Miss got 13 points from Cedric Jenkins en route to a 74-59 victory over UAB on Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.
Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing East Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 6-2
After playing UAB are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Thundering Herd at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Miss
Marshall is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marshall
Southern Miss is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Marshall
Marshall at Memphis, Saturday, January 26
Southern Miss at Tulsa, Saturday, January 26