The Marshall Thundering Herd (5-3) will try to extend a five-game home winning streak when they clash against the Chattanooga Mocs (4-4) at Henderson Center. Marshall opened as a 6.5-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 158.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Chattanooga Mocs at Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Preview
In the Mocs last contest, they edged the UT Martin Skyhawks, 66-63. Makale Foreman was Chattanooga’s leading scorer with 18 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Chattanooga dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 28.6 (above their season average of 23.7) and a free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.239). For those same stats, UT Martin recorded marks of 10.0 and 0.184, respectively.
The Thundering Herd hope to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Akron Zips in their last game, 86-64. Marshall’s Ajdin Penava played a key role with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Marshall played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.250 (below their season average of 0.292) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.547 (below their season average of 0.571). Akron was 0.159 and 0.429, respectively, for those same stats.
It will be a battle of contrasting styles as the up-tempo Thundering Herd will look to push the more grind-it-out Mocs. Dating back to last season, the Thundering Herd rank third in possessions per game while the Mocs are 269th.
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Games including Chattanooga have finished under 75.0 percent of the time, while 60.0 percent of Marshall games have gone over. The Thundering Herd have the superior straight up (SU) record (5-3 vs. 4-4), but both teams are right around the .500 mark against the spread (ATS).
The Mocs won the only game against the Thundering Herd last season, 96-85. The Mocs played a flawless game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.491 and a turnover percentage of 15.3. For those same stats, the Thundering Herd were 0.375 and 19.8, respectively.
Chattanooga Mocs at Marshall Thundering Herd Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Thundering Herd average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. The Mocs rank 137th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Chattanooga ranks 73rd in steals per game (7.0) while Marshall ranks 144th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
- Chattanooga ranks 70th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while Marshall ranks 320th (41.7).
- The Mocs rank 51st in assists allowed per game (11.6) while the Thundering Herd rank 277th (15.2).
- Marshall ranks 10th in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while Chattanooga ranks 152nd (21.8).