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NCAA hoops odds preview - Marshall vs. Southern Miss

Marshall Thundering HerdSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
March 9, 4:00 PM | FedExForum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD25-7

Marshall travels to Southern Miss on Friday, hoping to boost its 20-12 record with a victory over the Golden Eagles.

This is a conference playoff game in the Conference USA Tournament. FedExForum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Golden Eagles are 25-7 so far on the season, and 12-16 ATS vs. the number. The Thundering Herd, meanwhile, are 20-12 and 12-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Southern Miss go 18-10 and the Thundering Herd go 15-11 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 37-rated Marshall taking on the No. 47-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-72 win for the Golden Eagles on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Miss's No. 80-ranked scoring average of 71.9 PPG, against a Thundering Herd defense rated No. 188 and allowing 67.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, less than the Thundering Herd shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 105-100 winner as they battled Tulsa on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Thundering Herd used a 40-point performance from DeAndre Kane to help Marshall smack Tulsa 105-100 on Thursday at FedExForum.

Southern Miss won its last outing, an 81-78 result against East Carolina on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed an 81-78 win over the Pirates on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Neil Watson at FedExForum.