Marshall vs Rice: C-USA Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 10, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 10, 2021

The No. 3 seed Marshall Thundering Herd (15-6) are favored by  in the C-USA Tournament against the No. 6 seed Rice Owls (14-12) on Wednesday at Ford Center At The Star, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner takes another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 10, 2021, 1:16 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Marshall Betting Information

  • The Thundering Herd are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 8-11-1
  • The Thundering Herd are 3-4-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 9.5-point favorite.
  • The Thundering Herd and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of 20 games this season (65%).
  • The Thundering Herd took down Charlotte 75-66 in their last outing on Saturday. Taevion Kinsey racked up a team-high 23 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 12 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 139.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Marshall Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Taevion Kinsey 21 20.0 6.2 3.1 0.7 0.3 0.9
Jarrod West 20 12.2 3.4 6.0 2.5 0.1 1.9
Andrew Taylor 21 12.1 5.9 4.2 1.5 0.2 1.5
Jannson Williams 21 9.3 4.4 0.3 0.7 2.1 1.8
Mikel Beyers 21 8.0 3.1 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.2

Rice Betting Information

  • With a 12-9-1 record ATS this season, the Owls have topped expectations.
  • When playing as at least a 9.5-point underdog, the Owls meet expectations with 1-1 record against the spread.
  • An even amount of Rice’s 22 games this season have gone over the over/under.
  • In the Owls most recent game on Tuesday, Max Fiedler scored a team-high 16 points on the way to a 61-52 win over Southern Miss. They were favored by 4 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 113 points to fall short of the 143.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Rice Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Quincy Olivari 26 16.0 5.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 3.1
Travis Evee 24 14.3 2.2 2.4 1.2 0.1 3.0
Max Fiedler 26 10.8 8.7 3.5 1.0 0.8 0.0
Chris Mullins 19 10.6 3.6 2.6 1.0 0.1 1.0
Riley Abercrombie 26 7.6 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.8

Total Facts

  • Marshall’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday’s matchup over/under (157.5 points) in 23.8% of opportunities (five out of 21 matchups).
  • In Rice’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday’s matchup over/under in seven out of 26 matchups (26.9%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 155 points per game, 2.5 points fewer than the point total of 157.5 for this game.
  • This matchup’s over/under is 11.0 more points than the 146.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Thundering Herd games is 4.5 points fewer than the over/under of 157.5 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 9.2 points separates this game’s over/under (157.5 points) and the average total points bet in Owls games (148.3 points) this season.

Head to Head

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

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