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Thundering Herd open as college hoops underdog vs Miners

Marshall Thundering HerdTexas El Paso Miners
6-10January 11, 2014, 09:05 | Don Haskins Center10-6



The Texas El Paso Miners host Marshall on Saturday, looking to build on their 10-6 mark against the 6-10 Thundering Herd in college hoops action at Don Haskins Center.

The Miners sit at 10-6 (7-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 6-10 (4-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas El Paso is 4-6 OU, and Marshall is 6-4 OU.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds and Stats.

The Thundering Herd were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 176-ranked Miners and the No. 228-rated Thundering Herd in this matchup.

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In their last action, Marshall was a 90-81 loser on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Marshall got 26 points from Kareem Canty on the way to a 90-81 loss against Texas-San Antonio on Thursday at UTSA Convocation Center.

Texas El Paso was a 73-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Texas El Paso got 23 points from John Bohannon but lost anyway, 73-68, to Charlotte on Thursday at Don Haskins Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thundering Herd rank No. 41 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.25 per game. That compares with Texas El Paso’s No. 115 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas El Paso is college basketball's No. 237-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Thundering Herd rate No. 80 with 7.12 per game.

A few Thundering Herd at Miners trends to consider:
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas El Paso
Marshall is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas El Paso
Texas El Paso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas El Paso is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas El Paso is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Marshall
Texas El Paso is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Marshall


Next up:
Marshall home to North Texas, Thursday, January 16th
Texas El Paso at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 16th

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