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Marshall Thundering Herd Host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA College Basketball Action

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cam Henderson Center Friday as the Marshall Thundering Herd look to beat the odds vs the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Marshall Thundering Herd as -12.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd sport a record of 8-4 and 4-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Eastern Kentucky Colonels have 6-6 and 3-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-4 for the Marshall Thundering Herd and 3-4-1 for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The Thundering Herd - Colonels odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 180 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Kentucky is at No. 326.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Marshall's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 89.08 PPG, against a Eastern Kentucky Colonels defense rated No. 198 and allowing 75.08 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 47.94% to date this season, more than the Eastern Kentucky Colonels shooters have managed so far (43.59% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonels grabbed a 83-66 win over the Spartans on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Jackson Davis at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Marshall suffered a 81-77 loss against Xavier on Tuesday, getting 25 points from Ajdin Penava in a losing effort at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, Thursday, December 28th
Marshall at Southern Mississippi, Thursday, December 28th