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NCAAB Game Preview - Miners underdogs vs Thundering Herd at Marshall

Texas El Paso MinersMarshall Thundering Herd
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

Texas El Paso Miners vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds


Cam Henderson Center will host Thundering Herd vs. Miners action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Marshall will face the 7-7 Miners, who own a 8-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thundering Herd are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Miners are 5-5 favoring the OVER.

View Texas El Paso vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Marshall opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Thundering Herd and the No. 223-ranked Miners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-69 result in favor of the Thundering Herd.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 99-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Miners defense ranks No. 87 allowing on average 62.9 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Miners marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas El Paso, they were a 79-58 winner as they battled Arkansas-Pine Bluff at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. Texas El Paso cruised to victory on Thursday, running Arkansas-Pine Bluff out of the gym and running up a 79-58 score at Haskins Center.

In their last action, Marshall was a 67-51 loser at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites. Shaquille Johnson scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 67-51 to Akron at Cam Henderson Center on Sunday).

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Rice are 4-3
After playing Akron are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Miners at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marshall is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
Marshall is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas El Paso

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Houston, Saturday, January 7
Marshall at Rice, Saturday, January 7