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Thundering Herd face Southern Methodist Mustangs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Marshall Thundering HerdSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Feb 18, 3:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

15-10TEAM RECORD11-15

Southern Methodist will look to improve on its 11-15 record on Saturday when they host Marshall in NCAAB odds action at Moody Coliseum.

The Mustangs sit at 11-15 (9-13 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 15-10 (8-10-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 10-12 OU, and Marshall is 9-10 OU.

View Marshall vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Thundering Herd listed as 4-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mustangs sit at No. 198 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 32 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Thundering Herd will win this game 67-63.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 326 nationally ranked offense (59.4 points per game) against a Thundering Herd defense that sits as the No. 134 at 65.6 PPG. The Mustangs have been averaging 41.8% from the field, less than the Thundering Herd have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.

Marshall won its last outing, a 78-68 result against East Carolina on February 11. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. Damier Pitts went off for 27 points and added 0 rebounds, leading Marshall over East Carolina, 78-68, on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

Southern Methodist was a 47-28 loser in their most recent outing at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Southern Methodist suffered a 47-28 loss against UAB on Wednesday, getting 9 points from Robert Nyakundi in a losing effort at Moody Coliseum.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 3-4
After playing East Carolina are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tulane are 3-7
After playing UAB are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Thundering Herd at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games at home
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Marshall home to Houston, Wednesday, February 22
Southern Methodist home to Tulane, Wednesday, February 22