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Syracuse Orange host Marshall Thundering Herd in college basketball action

Marshall Thundering HerdSyracuse Orange
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Syracuse Orange Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Syracuse Orange try to run the Thundering Herd off the court at Carrier Dome in college hoops action.

Syracuse will face the 5-1 Thundering Herd, who own a 1-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Orange are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thundering Herd are 3-1 favoring the OVER.

View Marshall vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Thundering Herd listed as 14.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 18 and the Thundering Herd at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 91-77 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thundering Herd is ranked No. 11 in NCAA hoops at 41.7 per game. Contrast that with Syracuse’s No. 50 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Syracuse is the No. 75-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Marshall rates No. 245 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Marshall, they were a 70-68 loser as they battled Ohio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. DeAndre Kane scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Thundering Herd to a win (they lost 70-68 to Ohio at Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday).

Syracuse won its last outing, a 72-68 result against Florida on December 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Orange grabbed a 72-68 win over the Gators on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Brandon Triche at Carrier Dome.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Ohio are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Florida are 2-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Thundering Herd at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marshall home to Iona, Sunday, December 11
Syracuse home to George Washington, Saturday, December 10