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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdSouthern Miss Golden Eagles
Jan 21, 6:00 PM | Reed Green Coliseum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds


Southern Miss looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Thundering Herd pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 16-3 mark when they host Marshall in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Thundering Herd have watched them go 13-5 and 4-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Eagles are at 16-3 and 8-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 8-7, while the Thundering Herd have a 6-6 mark.

View Marshall vs Southern Miss Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Marshall before tip-off in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles sit at No. 37 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 20 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 78-73.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 102 nationally ranked offense (72.2 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 130 at 65.3 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 42% from the field, less than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Southern Miss, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Marshall was a 78-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against West Virginia. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia got 25 points from Kevin Jones en route to a 78-62 victory over Marshall on Wednesday at Cam Henderson Center.

Southern Miss was a 59-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles got 15 points from Darnell Dodson as Southern Miss ran past UAB 59-55 on Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UAB are 4-6
After playing West Virginia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing East Carolina are 4-6
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Thundering Herd at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Miss is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Southern Miss is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games when playing Marshall

Next up:
Marshall home to UAB, Wednesday, January 25
Southern Miss at East Carolina, Wednesday, January 25