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Mean Green open as college hoops underdog vs Thundering Herd

North Texas Mean GreenMarshall Thundering Herd
9-7January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Cam Henderson Center6-11

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

The Thundering Herd sit at 6-11 (4-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Mean Green are currently 9-7 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marshall is 6-5 OU, and North Texas is 3-6 OU.

View North Texas Mean Green vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Marshall Thundering Herd as -6.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Thundering Herd rated this week at No. 214 and the Mean Green sitting at No. 285.

In their last action, North Texas was a 73-62 loser at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. T.J. Taylor scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 73-62 to Tulane at The Super Pit on Saturday).

Marshall lost its last outing, a 66-56 result against Texas El Paso on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Ryan Taylor scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 66-56 to Texas El Paso at Don Haskins Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 26 nationally ranked offense (80.41 points per game) against a Mean Green defense that sits as the No. 197 at 73.31 PPG. The Thundering Herd have been averaging 45.76% from the field, more than the Mean Green have managed so far this season (41.98% on average).

A few Mean Green at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
North Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Texas is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Texas's last 8 games on the road
Marshall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Marshall is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
North Texas at Charlotte, Saturday, January 18th
Marshall at Tulsa, Saturday, January 18th