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Point spread favors Thundering Herd in battle with Pirates

East Carolina PiratesMarshall Thundering Herd
Feb 11, 7:00 PM | Cam Henderson Center

East Carolina Pirates vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD14-10

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

The Thundering Herd sit at 14-10 (7-10-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pirates are currently 12-11 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marshall is 8-10 OU, and East Carolina is 7-8 OU.

View East Carolina vs Marshall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Marshall in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thundering Herd - Pirates odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while East Carolina is at No. 56. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-71 win for the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 159-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 64.4 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, East Carolina features the nation's No. 118-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Marshall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, East Carolina was a 70-59 loser at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates endured a 70-59 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Miguel Paul at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Marshall lost its last outing, a 67-60 result against Central Florida on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Marshall suffered a 67-60 loss against Central Florida on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Damier Pitts in a losing effort at UCF Arena.

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Central Florida are 2-8
After playing Memphis are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 2-4
After playing Central Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Thundering Herd trends to consider:
East Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
East Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marshall
Marshall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing East Carolina
Marshall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against East Carolina
Marshall is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games

Next up:
East Carolina at Central Florida, Saturday, February 18
Marshall at Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 18