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Marshall Thundering Herd host Rice Owls in college basketball action

Rice OwlsMarshall Thundering Herd
Feb 13, 7:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

5-18TEAM RECORD10-14

The Rice Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Thundering Herd in Marshall at Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Thundering Herd sit at 10-14 (4-14-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Owls are currently 5-18 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marshall is 8-8 OU, and Rice is 9-5 OU.

View Rice vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Rice before tip-off in this one found them as 13.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 179-ranked Thundering Herd and the No. 344-rated Owls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-58 win for the Thundering Herd on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marshall's No. 149-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 242 at 69.2 PPG. The Thundering Herd field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, more than the Owls marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.

Defensively, Rice features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Rice, they were a 61-39 loser as they battled Southern Methodist at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Rice was run off the court by the Mustangs on Saturday as Southern Methodist routed them 61-39 at Autry Court.

In their last action, Marshall was a 75-61 loser on the road against UAB. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall got 23 points from DeAndre Kane but lost anyway, 75-61, to UAB on Saturday at Bartow Arena.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing UAB are 3-4
After playing Southern Methodist are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Owls at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Rice is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rice
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Marshall's last 7 games when playing Rice
Marshall is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marshall's last 10 games

Next up:
Rice at UAB, Saturday, February 16
Marshall home to Memphis, Saturday, February 16