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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd host Louisiana Tech on Thursday, looking to build on their 15-14 mark against the 22-7 Bulldogs in college basketball betting action at Cam Henderson Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd bring a 15-14 record (18-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-7 Bulldogs, who are 11-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Marshall go 16-12 so far and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs go 14-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 61-ranked Marshall Thundering Herd and the No. 41-rated Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Louisiana Tech is ranked No. 59 in NCAA basketball at 38.48 per game. Contrast that with Marshall's No. 92 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 10 per game, while Louisiana Tech rates No. 143 at 6.93 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and added 25 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana Tech over Rice, 88-69, on Saturday at Thomas Assembly Center.

Marshall got 21 points and 21 rebounds from James Kelly in a losing cause in their 83-74 loss to Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Marshall is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Marshall's last 16 games
  • Marshall is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky, Saturday, March 5th
Marshall at Southern Miss, Saturday, March 5th