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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Tulsa Golden HurricaneMarshall Thundering Herd
7-10January 18, 2014, 12:00 | Cam Henderson Center6-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Marshall and Tulsa on Saturday, with the host Thundering Herd trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Hurricane will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Thundering Herd are 4-8 ATS. Tulsa is 7-7 on the totals; Marshall is 6-6.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

The Golden Hurricane were listed as -1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 214-ranked Thundering Herd and the No. 74-rated Golden Hurricane in this matchup.

Tulsa was a 90-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Shaquille Harrison scored 26 points for Tulsa on Thursday, but the 49ers managed a 90-86 victory over the Golden Hurricane at Dale F. Halton Arena.

In their last action, Marshall was an 80-65 loser at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Marshall got 26 points from Kareem Canty on the way to an 80-65 loss against North Texas on Thursday at Cam Henderson Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 29 nationally ranked offense (79.56 points per game) against a Golden Hurricane defense that sits as the No. 218 at 75 PPG. The Thundering Herd have been averaging 44.88% from the field, more than the Golden Hurricane have managed so far this season (43.94% on average).

A few Golden Hurricane at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Marshall
Marshall is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Marshall is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Tulsa
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games when playing Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, January 23rd
Marshall at Rice, Thursday, January 23rd