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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Rice Owls Underdogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd will be trying to slam the Rice Owls on Thursday when the teams tip off at Cam Henderson Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Rice Owls before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Rice Owls vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Rice Owls have watched them go 20-9 and 11-10 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are at 16-13 and 17-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Marshall Thundering Herd are 18-7-1, while the Rice Owls have a 13-8 mark.

This game puts the Marshall Thundering Herd, most recently No. 110 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rice Owls, who rate No. 59 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rice is ranked No. 56 in NCAA basketball at 37.9 per game. Contrast that with Marshall's No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marshall is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 10.07 per game, while Rice rates No. 29 at 9.28 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marcus Evans scored 26 points leading the Owls to a 88-81 victory over Louisiana Tech at Autry Court on Saturday.

The Thundering Herd got 27 points from Stevie Browning as Marshall ran past Charlotte 93-89 on Saturday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rice is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games
  • Rice is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rice is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marshall is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 7 games
  • Marshall is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Marshall is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rice at Western Kentucky, Saturday, March 4th
Marshall at North Texas, Saturday, March 4th