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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Marshall Thundering Herd in college hoops odds

Marshall Thundering HerdSouth Carolina Gamecocks
5-7December 30, 2013, 07:00 | Colonial Life Arena5-6

The South Carolina Gamecocks hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Marshall Thundering Herd pay a visit to Colonial Life Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Thundering Herd will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gamecocks are 5-4 ATS. Marshall is 4-3 against the total, while South Carolina is 3-6 versus the number.

View Marshall Thundering Herd vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The Gamecocks were listed as -9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 211 (Gamecocks) and the No. 142 (Thundering Herd) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Marshall was an 83-82 loser at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Kareem Canty scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 83-82 to Arkansas State at Cam Henderson Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 212 nationally ranked offense (68.55 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 231 at 77.58 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 42% from the field, less than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (47.67% on average).

A few Thundering Herd at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Marshall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
South Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Marshall at Akron, Thursday, January 2nd
South Carolina at South Carolina State, Friday, January 3rd