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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd in college hoops odds

Marshall Thundering HerdLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
7-13January 25, 2014, 08:00 | Thomas Center16-4

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Marshall Thundering Herd at Thomas Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs sit at 16-4 (8-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 7-13 (5-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana Tech is 7-5-1 OU, and Marshall is 6-8 OU.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 19-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Bulldogs sit at No. 11 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 308 on the same chart.

Marshall was a 73-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Ryan Taylor scored 18 points leading the Thundering Herd to a 73-63 victory over Rice at Autry Court on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 84.25 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 219 at 74.95 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 46.49% so far, more than the Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.33% per game.

A few Thundering Herd at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
Marshall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marshall home to Florida International, Thursday, January 30th
Louisiana Tech at Texas El Paso, Thursday, January 30th