5* NCAAB *BEST BET*
Southern Miss vs. Marshall,
03/03/2012 14:00 EDT,
Score: 75 - 79
Point Spread: -2/-115 Marshall
5* NCAAB *BEST BET* on Marshall -2
Motivated by back-to-back defeats and a 4-point loss at So. Miss in the season's first meeting, expect Marshall to bounce back strong today.
The consecutive losses are significant because coach Herrion's squads are 8-0 ATS off 2 straight losses against conference rivals. They have won these games by an average score of 76.3 to 65.8.
Marshall is a better team than it has shown in C-USA play. We're talking about a team that played No. 2 Syracuse to a 6-point game on the road. The Thundering Herd are 12-4 at home on the season, and I expect them to show what they are truly capable of this afternoon.
So. Miss has lost 3 straight on the road to UTEP, Houston and UAB. If it can't beat UTEP or Houston on the road, it's going to have a very tough time against the Herd here.
The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in this series. Take Marshall.