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Marshall Thundering Herd host Southern Methodist Mustangs in college basketball action

Southern Methodist MustangsMarshall Thundering Herd
Feb 26, 7:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

17-10TEAM RECORD19-9

The Southern Methodist Mustangs 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 Saturday in college basketball action.

Marshall will face the 17-10 Mustangs, who own a 10-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 9-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mustangs are 7-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Methodist vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Thundering Herd and the No. 250-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Thundering Herd on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 342 in NCAA hoops at 27.4 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 43 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 19 at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 93-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist was a 76-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Robert Nyakundi went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Southern Methodist over Rice, 76-66, on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.

Marshall won its last outing, a 79-61 result against Tulsa on February 23. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Golden Hurricane were burned for 26 points by Tirrell Baines on Wednesday as the Thundering Herd put another game in the win column, 79-61, at Cam Henderson Center.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing Central Florida are 1-5
After playing Rice are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-6
Before playing Texas El Paso are 3-2
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
Marshall is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Central Florida, Wednesday, March 2
Marshall at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, March 2