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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Houston Cougars Betting Preview

Houston CougarsMarshall Thundering Herd
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Houston Cougars vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD16-10

The Thundering Herd hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Houston Cougars pay a visit to Cam Henderson Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Thundering Herd are 9-10-1 ATS. Houston is 9-5-2 on the totals; Marshall is 10-10.

View Houston vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thundering Herd sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 221 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Thundering Herd will win this game 74-70.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marshall's No. 8-rated squad against Houston's No. 104-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marshall rates No. 195 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 231 nationally with 5.5 per match.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 294-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 73-71 result against Southern Miss on February 18. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Jonathon Simmons went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Houston over Southern Miss, 73-71, on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Marshall was a 73-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Methodist. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Damier Pitts scored 20 points leading the Thundering Herd to a 73-68 victory over Southern Methodist at Moody Coliseum on Saturday.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Methodist are 6-4
After playing Southern Miss are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 3-6
After playing Southern Methodist are 1-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cougars at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 25
Marshall home to Memphis, Saturday, February 25