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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Thundering Herd underdogs vs Tigers at Memphis

Marshall Thundering HerdMemphis Tigers
Jan 26, 2:00 PM | FedExForum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Memphis Tigers Odds


Marshall travels to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-10 record with a victory over the Tigers.

Supporters of the Thundering Herd have watched them go 9-10 and 2-11-1 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 15-3 and 6-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-3-1, while the Thundering Herd have a 5-6 mark.

View Marshall vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Thundering Herd were listed as 15.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 52 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Thundering Herd, who rate No. 133 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-66 victory for the Tigers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 24 in NCAA hoops at 39.7 per game. Contrast that with Memphis’s No. 111 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is the No. 304-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Marshall rates No. 143 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.8 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marshall was a 102-46 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Southern Miss and falling by a 102-46 score at Reed Green Coliseum.

In their last action, Memphis was a 71-60 winner at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Memphis earned a 71-60 victory over Tulane on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Geron Johnson at FedExForum.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Southern Methodist are 4-4
After playing Southern Miss are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing East Carolina are 7-3
After playing Tulane are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Thundering Herd at Tigers trends to consider:
Marshall is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Marshall
Memphis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Marshall

Next up:
Marshall home to Southern Methodist, Wednesday, January 30
Memphis at East Carolina, Wednesday, January 30