Looking to win big? The Seahawks and Thundering Herd face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Thundering Herd are hosting the game at Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV. In this non-conference matchup, the Seahawks are the betting favorite against the Thundering Herd. The over/under for the game is 152.5 points.

UNCW SEAHAWKS VS MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd +1.5

This game will be played at Cam Henderson Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Thundering Herd.
  • Not only will Marshall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can UNCW Pull Off a Road Win?

After defeating Georgia Southern by a score of 82-77, UNCW's overall record now stands at 8-2. When playing away from home, the Seahawks have a 4-1 record, while they are 1-1 in games played at home. As UNCW enters today's game, their ATS record stands at 3-4. So far this season, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread on the road and 0-2 at home.

In 10 games, UNCW comes in with an over/under mark of 5-2-0, with their games averaging 147.6 points per game. The Seahawks have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 159 points per game.

The UNCW offense is coming off a game where they scored 82 points against Georgia Southern. They posted a field goal percentage of 45% and connected on 10 threes. Trazarien White is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.5 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Shykeim Phillips brings a PPG average of 14 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the UNCW defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. UNCW's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Georgia Southern offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 77 points.

Does Marshall Have What it Takes at Home?

Marshall enters their game against UNCW with a 5-7 record on the season. In their three most recent home games, which includes last year, Marshall has a 2-1 record at home. Marshall currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-5. Up to this point, the Thundering Herd have gone 3-4 vs. the spread on the road and are 1-1 at home vs. the spread.

In 12 games, Marshall comes in with an over/under mark of 3-6-0, with their games averaging 155.8 points per game. The Thundering Herd's have recorded an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 161 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Marshall's offense scored 87 points against Toledo. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.4%, and they went 10/11 from the free-throw line. The team's top scorer is Kevon Voyles, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 14.8, while Kamdyn Curfman also maintains a PPG average of 12.5 leading up to the game.

So far, the Thundering Herd's defense is ranked 258th in the country at 78.6 points per contest. Against Toledo in their most recent game, the Marshall defense gave up a total of 88 points while allowing Toledo to hit 50% of their shots.