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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Face the Marshall Thundering Herd: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Marshall Thundering Herd try to run the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders off the court at Cam Henderson Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders before tip-off in this one found them as -4-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-11 so far on the season, and 16-7 ATS vs the number. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, meanwhile, are 23-4 and 18-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Marshall go 15-7-1 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders go 7-18-1 on betting totals.

This game puts the Marshall Thundering Herd, most recently No. 84 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, who rate No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Marshall's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 86.19 PPG, against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense rated No. 11 and allowing 62.19 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, less than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders shooters have managed so far (48.49% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Raiders blew out Western Kentucky on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-52 win at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Marshall got 25 points from Jon Elmore en route to a 74-59 victory over UAB on Thursday at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • Middle Tennessee is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Middle Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Marshall is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Marshall is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Marshall is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Middle Tennessee

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at UAB, Sunday, February 26th
Marshall at Old Dominion, Thursday, February 23rd