NCAA Matchups  >>  Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Rice Owls Preview 12/07/2013

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The fans at Rice Stadium will be treated to a game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Rice Owls when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Thundering Herd listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Owls, while the game's total is sitting at 63.
Last time out for Marshall, they were a 59-28 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. Marshall covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 87 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Rice was a 17-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tulane. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Marshall has won 5 straight games.
Rice has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Marshall: 9-3 SU, 7-4-1 ATS
Rice: 9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS
MARSHALL MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 8-2

RICE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 2-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Marshall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marshall's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Rice is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rice is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games at home