Toledo Rockets vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Free Prediction


It will be a battle between two sensational offenses when the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-3) clash against the Toledo Rockets (8-1) at Henderson Center. The game starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Toledo Rockets vs. Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Thundering Herd had no trouble getting past the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 105-77, while the Rockets barely escaped the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 87-86.

The Rockets had a much better free throw rate (0.420 vs. 0.203) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.660 vs. 0.570). The Thundering Herd, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.553 vs. 0.344) and had a better free throw rate (0.276 vs. 0.275). Marshall rallied around C.J. Burks, who recorded 30 points. Jaelan Sanford played a pivotal role for Toledo with 30 points.

The Thundering Herd won the only game between these two teams last year, 93-87. The Thundering Herd’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Rockets. Marshall had a rate of 12.0, while Toledo posted a mark of 19.7.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, this appears to be a matchup of two heavyweights. Since the 2017-18 season, the Marshall offense ranks 56th in the NCAA in that metric at 0.545, while the Toledo defense ranks 16th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.483).

Toledo Rockets at Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Toledo ranks 20th in rebounds per game (37.5) while Marshall ranks 305th in rebounds allowed per game (41.0).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 11th in blocks per game (5.4) while the Rockets rank 168th (3.8).
  • Marshall ranks 15th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while Toledo ranks 128th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8).
  • The Rockets rank fourth in assists per game (16.2) while the Thundering Herd rank 239th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • Marshall ranks 35th in steals per game (7.6) while Toledo ranks 233rd (4.0).