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Marshall UAB Betting Preview

UAB BlazersMarshall Thundering Herd
15-10February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Cam Henderson Center8-17

The UAB Blazers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Thundering Herd in Marshall at Cam Henderson Center on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Thundering Herd bring a 8-17 record (7-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-10 Blazers, who are 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Marshall go 8-11 so far and the Blazers go 10-11.

View UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Thundering Herd in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Blazers was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Thundering Herd and the No. 108-rated Blazers in this matchup.

UAB was an 86-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. UAB suffered an 86-80 loss against Tulane on Saturday, getting 21 points from Chad Frazier in a losing effort at Bartow Arena.

Marshall won its last outing, a 59-56 result against Charlotte on February 15. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. The Thundering Herd got 21 points from Kareem Canty as Marshall ran past Charlotte 59-56 on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blazers is ranked No. 2 in NCAA hoops at 45.28 per game. Contrast that with Marshall’s No. 58 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 6.31 per game, while UAB rates No. 194 at 5.28 per game.

A few Blazers at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
UAB is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
UAB is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
UAB is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UAB is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Marshall is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Marshall is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing UAB
Marshall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing UAB

Next up:
UAB at Charlotte, Saturday, February 22nd
Marshall at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 22nd