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Western Kentuckyvs. Marshall - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marshall Thundering Herd (4-9) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (7-5)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports Atlantic

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Sunday in Conference USA college basketball action.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. WKU Is averaging 68.3 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. T.J. Price is averaging 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game to lead the Hilltoppers. Chris Harrison-Docks is averaging 11.3 points, George Fant is averaging 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Trency Jackson is averaging 9.9 points. WKU is 5-2 at home this season.

Western Kentuckyvs. Marshall - 1/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-9 this season losing nine of their last 10 games. Marshall is averaging 64 points and they are shooting 37.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Austin Loop is averaging 10.2 points, Cheikh Sane is averaging 6.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Jay Johnson is averaging 6.2 points. Marshall doesn’t have a win over a team with a RPI better than 200.

Western Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 2-10 against the spread following a win. Marshall is 7-19 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 1-3-1 against the spread against Conference USA, and 4-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.

WKU is hardly a world-beater but Marshall is one of the worst teams out there this season so while it isn’t a great number my pick is Western Kentucky. 

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -12

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