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Thundering Herd vs Pirates College Hoops Game Preview

Marshall Thundering HerdEast Carolina Pirates
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum

Marshall Thundering Herd vs East Carolina Pirates Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD12-15

East Carolina will look to improve on its 12-15 record on Wednesday when they host Marshall in NCAAB odds action at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The Pirates sit at 12-15 (7-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Thundering Herd are currently 17-11 (9-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? East Carolina is 8-11 OU, and Marshall is 11-11 OU.

View Marshall vs East Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 78-rated Pirates and the No. 33-ranked Thundering Herd, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-70 result in favor of the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature East Carolina's No. 169-rated squad against Marshall's No. 8-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, East Carolina rates No. 65 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 204 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Defensively, Marshall features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. East Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marshall was an 87-67 loser at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Marshall was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Memphis and falling by an 87-67 score at Cam Henderson Center.

East Carolina was a 61-57 loser in its last match at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Shamarr Bowden scored 27 points for East Carolina on Saturday, but the Blazers managed a 61-57 victory over the Pirates at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Miss are 4-4
After playing Memphis are 6-2
After a loss are 4-6

East Carolina Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulane are 3-7
After playing UAB are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Thundering Herd at Pirates trends to consider:
Marshall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 6 games when playing on the road against East Carolina
Marshall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games when playing Marshall
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of East Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Marshall

Next up:
Marshall home to Southern Miss, Saturday, March 3
East Carolina at Tulane, Saturday, March 3

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