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Central Florida Knights vs Marshall Thundering Herd Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Marshall Thundering HerdCentral Florida Knights
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Central Florida Knights Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD17-8

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Central Florida Knights try to run the Marshall Thundering Herd off the court at UCF Arena in college hoops action.

The Knights currently sports a 17-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-9 ATS. The Thundering Herd are 11-15 and 4-16-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knights produce a 8-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Thundering Herd have gone 9-9 against the number.

View Marshall vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Central Florida Knights as 8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 197-rated Marshall taking on the No. 83-rated Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-66 win for the Knights on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 38 in NCAA hoops at 38.2 per game. Contrast that with Central Florida’s No. 101 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Florida is the No. 100-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Marshall rates No. 148 at 6.3 per game.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.9 points per game. Central Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 71-59 loser as they battled Memphis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Marshall suffered a 71-59 loss against Memphis on Saturday, getting 16 points from Elijah Pittman in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.

Central Florida lost its last outing, a 73-58 result against Texas El Paso on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Knights endured a 73-58 loss at the hands of the Miners on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Tristan Spurlock at Haskins Center.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thundering Herd at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Marshall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Marshall is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Central Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games when playing Marshall

Next up:
Marshall home to UAB, Saturday, February 23
Central Florida home to Tulsa, Saturday, February 23