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College Basketball Matchup - Vanderbilt Commodores Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdVanderbilt Commodores
4-3December 05, 2013, 08:00 | Memorial Gymnasium4-3

The Vanderbilt Commodores will be trying to slam the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday when the teams tip off at Memorial Gymnasium in college betting action.

The Commodores are 4-3 so far on the season, and 3-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Thundering Herd, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vanderbilt go 2-4 and the Thundering Herd go 2-1 on the totals.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds and Stats.

The Commodores were listed as -9.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Commodores - Thundering Herd odds would favor the Commodores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vanderbilt is rated No. 165 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marshall is at No. 191.

Marshall was an 88-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against East Tennessee State. Marshall got 19 points from Kareem Canty but lost anyway, 88-78, to East Tennessee State on Saturday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 70-64 loser as they battled Texas on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Commodores got 22 points from Eric McClellan, but it was Texas that prevailed in a 70-64 final on Monday at Frank Erwin Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thundering Herd rank No. 67 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.14 per game. That compares with Vanderbilt’s No. 120 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Vanderbilt is college basketball's No. 151-ranked team at 5.71 per game, while the Thundering Herd rate No. 71 with 7.29 per game.

A few Thundering Herd at Commodores trends to consider:
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games
Vanderbilt is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marshall at Penn State, Saturday, December 7th
Vanderbilt at Austin Peay, Tuesday, December 17th