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Eastern Kentucky Colonels take on Thundering Herd in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Eastern Kentucky when they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Eastern Kentucky Colonels before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Bovada earlier.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-6 so far on the season, and 1-6 ATS vs the number. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels, meanwhile, are 7-3 and 4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Marshall go 3-4 and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels go 3-2 on betting totals.

This game puts the Marshall Thundering Herd, most recently No. 324 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, who rate No. 187 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Marshall's No. 160-ranked scoring average of 73 PPG, against a Eastern Kentucky Colonels defense rated No. 243 and allowing 81.5 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 40.13% to date this season, less than the Eastern Kentucky Colonels shooters have managed so far (51.09% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Kentucky was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Kentucky and falling by a 88-67 score at Rupp Arena.

Ryan Taylor scored 22 points leading the Thundering Herd to a 82-76 victory over Eastern Illinois at Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marshall is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • Marshall is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Marshall is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky home to Florida Atlantic, Tuesday, December 15th
Marshall at North Carolina Central, Monday, December 14th