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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Matchup Report

Southern Methodist MustangsMarshall Thundering Herd
March 7, 3:30 PM | FedExForum

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

13-18TEAM RECORD18-12

Marshall will look to improve on its 18-12 record on Wednesday when they host Southern Methodist in NCAAB odds action at FedExForum.

The Conference USA Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at FedExForum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Mustangs have watched them go 13-18 and 12-15 ATS on the year, while the Thundering Herd are at 18-12 and 10-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 13-11, while the Mustangs have a 12-15 mark.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Thundering Herd as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thundering Herd sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mustangs sit at No. 206 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Thundering Herd will win this game 67-64.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mustangs is ranked No. 339 in NCAA hoops at 28.3 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 8 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 213-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Southern Methodist rates No. 44 at 7.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 62.2 points per game on the highway. Marshall, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.

Southern Methodist was a 57-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 57-48 victory over Texas El Paso on Saturday, getting 14 points from Robert Nyakundi at Moody Coliseum.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 79-75 winner as they battled Southern Miss at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Dennis Tinnon scored 22 points leading the Thundering Herd to a 79-75 victory over Southern Miss at Cam Henderson Center on Saturday.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Texas El Paso are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Southern Miss are 4-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist