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Charlotte 49ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Marshall Thundering HerdCharlotte 49ers
8-17February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Dale F. Halton Arena14-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Marshall when they take on the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Thundering Herd will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 49ers are 10-9 ATS. Marshall is 8-11 against the total, while Charlotte is 8-10 versus the number.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Charlotte 49ers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Marshall before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 158-ranked 49ers and the No. 253-rated Thundering Herd in this matchup.

In their last action, Marshall was a 68-65 loser on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Thundering Herd endured a 68-65 loss at the hands of the Green Wave on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Chris Thomas at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Charlotte was an 81-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Charlotte suffered an 81-64 loss against Southern Miss on Sunday, getting 20 points from Shawn Lester in a losing effort at Reed Green Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Charlotte's No. 98-ranked scoring average of 73.35 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense rated No. 213 and allowing 74.32 PPG. The 49ers FG% has averaged 44.69% to date this season, more than the Thundering Herd shooters have managed so far (44.66% per game).

A few Thundering Herd at 49ers trends to consider:
Marshall is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Marshall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marshall home to UAB, Thursday, February 20th
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee, Thursday, February 20th