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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Face the Marshall Thundering Herd: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Marshall Thundering Herd will try to cover the point spread at Cam Henderson Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Marshall Thundering Herd as -9.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marshall Thundering Herd sit at 11-8 (11-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are currently 9-10 (5-11-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Marshall is 12-4 OU, and Western Kentucky is 7-9-1 OU.

The Marshall Thundering Herd sit at No. 116 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at No. 241 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Marshall's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 87.53 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 175 at 73.16 PPG. The Thundering Herd field goal percentage has averaged 46.66% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.91% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland Thomas scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Hilltoppers to a win (they lost 91-76 to Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center on Saturday).

Marshall suffered a 94-78 loss against UAB on Saturday, getting 18 points from Stevie Browning in a losing effort at Bartow Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Marshall is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Marshall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marshall's last 8 games
  • Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky home to UTEP, Thursday, January 26th
Marshall at UTSA, Thursday, January 26th