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Rice Owls Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Marshall Thundering Herd

Rice Owls


Marshall Thundering Herd
Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Cam Henderson Center

Marshall looks to cover the Thundering Herd-Owls pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-16 mark when they host Rice in college basketball betting action.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Rice Owls in this one, their betting line was listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd sit at 6-16 (9-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Rice Owls are currently 6-14 (8-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Marshall is 7-6 OU, and Rice is 4-8 OU.

The Thundering Herd - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marshall is rated No. 205 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rice is at No. 156.

How Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Marshall's No. 153 nationally ranked offense (66.45 points per game) against a Rice Owls defense that sits as the No. 115 at 64.7 PPG. The Marshall Thundering Herd have been averaging 38.91% from the field, less than the Owls have managed so far this season (40.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rice suffered a 75-65 loss against North Texas on Saturday, getting 20 points from Seth Gearhart in a losing effort at The Super Pit.

Marshall was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Saturday as Louisiana Tech routed them 81-57 at Thomas Assembly Center.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Odds Trends

Rice is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rice is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rice's last 6 games
Rice is 1-21 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Marshall is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games
Marshall is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Marshall is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Rice
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rice

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 7th
Marshall at North Texas, Saturday, February 7th