Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Rice Owls: 3/10/2021 C-USA Tournament Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 3 seed Marshall Thundering Herd (15-6) are favored by 10.5 points when they square off the No. 6 seed Rice Owls (14-12) in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday at FORD CENTER AT THE STAR, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the C-USA championship.

Betting Information

Marshall vs Rice Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Marshall -10.5 -105 -115 158.5 -110 -110 -588 425

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Total Facts

  • The Thundering Herd and their opponents have scored at least 158.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in five of 21 opportunities (23.8%) this year.
  • Rice and its opponents have combined to score at least 158.5 points in six of 26 games (23.1%) this year.
  • These teams average a combined 155 points per game, 3.5 fewer points than the over/under of 158.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 146.5 points per game, 12.0 less than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Thundering Herd have had set in matchups this year is 5.5 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Owls games this season is 10.2 less points than the point total of 158.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Thundering Herd put up 6.6 more points per game (80.5) than the Owls give up (73.9).
  • When Marshall totals more than 73.9 points, it is 8-0 against the spread and 13-2 overall.
  • Rice has compiled a 1-5 record against the spread and a 1-5 record overall in games when it gives up more than 80.5 points.
  • The Owls’ 74.5 points per game are only 1.9 more points than the 72.6 the Thundering Herd give up.
  • In games when it scores more than 72.6 points, Rice is 7-0 against the spread and 10-3 overall.
  • Marshall has an ATS record of 1-6 and a 2-5 record overall when its opponents score more than 74.5 points.
  • The Thundering Herd have totaled 166 more points than their opponents this season (7.9 per game on average), and the Owls have scored just 15 more points than their opponents (0.6 per game).

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Marshall Betting Information

  • Marshall has not performed well against the spread this season, posting an 8-11-1 record.
  • The Thundering Herd have posted a losing record of 2-4-1 against the spread when the spread is -10.5 or higher.
  • Marshall has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 13 of 20 games for a 65% rate.

Rice Betting Information

  • Rice has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 12-9-1 ATS.
  • The Owls have gone 1-1 against the spread when they are at least a 10.5-point underdog.
  • In 11 out of Owls 22 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Marshall vs Rice (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/2/2020 Marshall -9.5 160 -500 +371 Regular Season 89-69 MARSH
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-69 RICE

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Marshall Leaders

  • Taevion Kinsey leads the Thundering Herd in scoring and rebounding, putting up 20.0 points and 6.2 boards per game.
  • Jarrod West is the Thundering Herd best passer, dispensing 6.0 assists per game while scoring 12.2 PPG.
  • West paces his teammates on the Thundering Herd with 1.9 made threes per outing.
  • West and Jannson Williams lead Marshall on the defensive end, with West leading the team in steals averaging 2.5 per game and Williams in blocks averaging 2.1 per contest.

Rice Leaders

  • Max Fiedler has averaged 8.7 boards and 3.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Owls leaderboards in those stat categories.
  • Quincy Olivari scores 16.0 points per game, putting him at the top of the Rice scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 5.0 rebounds and averages 1.0 assist per game.
  • Olivari makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Owls, knocking down shots from downtown at a clip of 3.1 per contest.
  • The Owls’ leader in steals is Travis Evee with 1.2 per game, and Fiedler is their leader in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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