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College Basketball Matchup - Rice Owls Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdRice Owls
6-13January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Autry Court5-12

Autry Court features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Rice Owls and the visiting Marshall Thundering Herd in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Owls sit at 5-12 (5-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 6-13 (4-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rice is 4-8 OU, and Marshall is 6-7 OU.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Rice Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Owls in this one found them listed as 0-point earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Thundering Herd was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 317 and the Thundering Herd at No. 308 heading into this contest.

Marshall was a 69-52 loser in its last match at home against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall suffered a 69-52 loss against Tulsa on Saturday, getting 14 points from Chris Thomas in a losing effort at Cam Henderson Center.

In their last action, Rice was a 58-41 loser on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Sean Obi scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 58-41 to Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rice's No. 241-ranked offense, averaging 64.24 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 226 at 75.58 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 40.55% so far, less than the Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.27% per game.

Next up:
Marshall at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, January 25th
Rice at Charlotte, Saturday, January 25th