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Conference USA Tournament - Marshall Thundering Herd visit Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Marshall when they take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are 22-9 so far on the season, and 14-16-1 ATS vs the number. The Marshall Thundering Herd, meanwhile, are 17-15 and 18-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Middle Tennessee go 13-17-1 and the Marshall Thundering Herd go 18-13 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 45-ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the No. 98-rated Marshall Thundering Herd in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Middle Tennessee has the nation's No. 151-rated offensive output, at 72.42 PPG. The visiting Marshall Thundering Herd defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 84.44 PPG. The Blue Raiders FG% has averaged 44.91% so far, less than the Middle Tennessee Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marshall got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Ryan Taylor en route to a 87-85 victory over Texas El Paso on Thursday at Legacy Arena.

Reggie Upshaw Jr. scored 27 points leading the Blue Raiders to a 79-61 victory over Charlotte at Legacy Arena on Thursday.