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Central Florida Marshall Betting Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdCentral Florida Knights
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | UCF Arena

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Central Florida Knights Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Central Florida vs Marshall battle Wednesday at UCF Arena as the Knights look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Knights are 17-6 overall and 10-7 ATS ATS, while the Thundering Herd are 14-9 and 7-9-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Florida boasts a 6-10-1 on the OU, and Marshall is 8-9.

View Marshall vs Central Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Thundering Herd are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knights at No. 51 and the Thundering Herd at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-70 result in favor of the Knights.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 43-rated squad against Marshall's No. 4-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 240 in the country with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 213 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marshall owns the country's No. 148-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. Central Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 191 in scoring at home.

Marshall was a 79-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Thundering Herd got 21 points from DeAndre Kane, but it was Tulsa that prevailed in a 79-70 final on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Central Florida was a 59-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Marcus Jordan scored 17 points leading the Knights to a 59-52 victory over Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum on Saturday.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing East Carolina are 2-8
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Central Florida Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Miss are 5-5
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Thundering Herd at Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Marshall is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Florida
Central Florida is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games when playing Marshall
Central Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marshall
Central Florida is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Marshall home to East Carolina, Saturday, February 11
Central Florida at Southern Miss, Saturday, February 11