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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Texas El Paso Miners College Basketball Betting Preview

Texas El Paso looks to cover the Miners-Thundering Herd pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 11-11 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Marshall Thundering Herd opened as -2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Texas El Paso Miners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 13-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Texas El Paso Miners are 8-9-1 ATS. Marshall Thundering Herd are 12-9 on betting the total; Texas El Paso Miners are 10-8.

The Miners - Thundering Herd odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas El Paso is rated No. 211 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marshall is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Texas El Paso's No. 133-ranked scoring average of 73.86 PPG, against a Marshall Thundering Herd defense rated No. 250 and allowing 81.95 PPG. The Texas El Paso Miners FG% has averaged 44.44% to date this season, less than the Marshall Thundering Herd shooters have managed so far (45.34% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Thundering Herd wasted a 30-point performance from James Kelly in losing to UAB 81-78 on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Dominic Artis poured in 23 points and added 23 rebounds in a losing cause for Texas El Paso on Sunday, as the Bulldogs rolled to a 78-70 victory over Texas El Paso at Thomas Assembly Center.

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Marshall is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marshall's last 9 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Texas El Paso is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas El Paso is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Marshall
  • Texas El Paso is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Marshall

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 6th
Texas El Paso at Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 6th