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Belmont Bruins vs Marshall Thundering Herd Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdBelmont Bruins
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Belmont Bruins Odds


Belmont looks to cover the Bruins-Thundering Herd pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball action.

The Bruins bring a 8-5 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-2 Thundering Herd, who are 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Belmont go 3-1 so far and the Thundering Herd go 3-3.

View Marshall vs Belmont Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 96-ranked Bruins and the No. 11-rated Thundering Herd in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-82 win for the Bruins on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 3 in NCAA hoops at 42.5 per game. Contrast that with Belmont’s No. 118 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Belmont is the No. 22-ranked team in the country at 8.8 per game, while Marshall rates No. 164 at 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marshall owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 65 points per game on the highway. Belmont, on the other hand, rates No. 33 in scoring at home.

Marshall was a 99-80 winner in its last match at home against West Virginia Tech. Marshall got 28 points from Dago Pena en route to a 99-80 victory over West Virginia Tech on Wednesday at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Belmont was a 77-67 winner on the road against Austin Peay. The Bruins got a 23-point performance from Scott Saunders, who added 11 rebounds, as Belmont ran past Austin Peay 77-67 on Wednesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Akron are 3-7
After playing West Virginia Tech are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Thundering Herd at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marshall's last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Marshall home to Akron, Sunday, January 1
Belmont at North Florida, Monday, January 2