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Marshall Thundering Herd Visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Marshall Thundering Herd hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the point spread at Murphy Center against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -8.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 13-3 overall and 10-5 ATS, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are 11-6 and 11-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Middle Tennessee boasts a 5-10 on the OU, and Marshall is 11-3.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 35-rated Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the No. 82-ranked Marshall Thundering Herd, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 149-rated offensive output, at 74.06 PPG. The visiting Marshall Thundering Herd defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 85.24 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 47.76% so far, more than the Middle Tennessee Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marshall got 29 points and 10 assists from Jon Elmore en route to a 110-93 victory over Charlotte on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

The Blue Raiders got 18 points from Giddy Potts as Middle Tennessee ran past North Texas 79-68 on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Middle Tennessee is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Middle Tennessee's last 14 games

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall at UAB, Saturday, January 14th
Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky, Saturday, January 14th