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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Monarchs over Thundering Herd

Marshall Thundering HerdOld Dominion Monarchs
9-19February 27, 2014, 07:00 | Ted Constant Center13-15

Old Dominion will look to improve on its 13-15 record on Thursday when they host Marshall in NCAA basketball odds action at Ted Constant Center.

Old Dominion will face the 9-19 Thundering Herd, who own a 9-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Monarchs are 10-15 on the OU so far this season while the Thundering Herd are 8-14.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs Old Dominion Monarchs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Monarchs in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Thundering Herd was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Monarchs rated this week at No. 237 and the Thundering Herd sitting at No. 260.

In their last action, Marshall was a 56-53 loser at home against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Thundering Herd got 16 points from Ryan Taylor, but it was Middle Tennessee that prevailed in a 56-53 final on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 71-66 loser as they battled Louisiana Tech at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Monarchs wasted a 25-point performance from Aaron Bacote in losing to Louisiana Tech 71-66 on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Old Dominion's No. 241-ranked offense, averaging 63.25 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 196 at 72.79 PPG. The Monarchs field goal percentage has averaged 41.83% so far, less than the Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.06% per game.

A few Thundering Herd at Monarchs trends to consider:
Marshall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games
Marshall is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Old Dominion is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Old Dominion's last 7 games
Old Dominion is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Marshall home to East Carolina, Sunday, March 2nd
Old Dominion at Charlotte, Sunday, March 2nd