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Thundering Herd visit Memphis Tigers in college basketball clash

Marshall Thundering HerdMemphis Tigers
March 10, 11:30 AM | FedExForum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Memphis Tigers Odds

21-12TEAM RECORD25-8

Memphis looks to cover the Tigers-Thundering Herd pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 25-8 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament.

The Thundering Herd will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 16-13-1 ATS. Marshall is 15-12 on the totals; Memphis is 15-13-2.

View Marshall vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thundering Herd are listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 16 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 37 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 81-73.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 7 in NCAA hoops at 40.1 per game. Contrast that with Memphis’s No. 176 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is the No. 251-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Marshall rates No. 209 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 197-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Marshall was a 73-62 winner in its last match on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall got 24 points from Damier Pitts en route to a 73-62 victory over Southern Miss on Friday at FedExForum.

Last time out for Memphis, they were an 83-52 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The Tigers blew out Central Florida on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-52 win at FedExForum.

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