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Marshall Thundering Herd Face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Marshall takes to the basketball court against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, hoping to send the Colonels to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Eastern Kentucky sat as 3-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels bring a 4-4 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-1 Thundering Herd, who are 3-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Eastern Kentucky go 3-4 so far and the Marshall Thundering Herd go 3-1.

The Colonels - Thundering Herd odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 169 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marshall is at No. 196.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Kentucky has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 78.38 PPG. The visiting Marshall Thundering Herd defense ranks No. 223 allowing on average 78.17 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 40.29% so far, less than the Eastern Kentucky Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Marshall's last 11 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall at Chattanooga, Tuesday, December 6th
Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville, Wednesday, December 7th