Florida International vs. Marshall - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (4-12) at Florida International Golden Panthers (8-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (U.S. Century Bank Arena)
The Line: Florida International Golden Panthers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and Florida International Golden Panthers meet at the U.S. Century Bank Arena.
The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost six straight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Marshall is averaging 63.5 points on 37.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.1 points and eight rebounds while Austin Loop is averaging 11.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Jay Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Justin Edmonds is dishing 1.3 assists. The Marshall Thundering Herd are really struggling offensively without Shawn Smith, as they’re shooting 64.2 percent from the line and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five straight games. Marshall is 0-5 SU on the road.
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The Florida International Golden Panthers have lost five of their last eight games and look for their second conference win. On the season, FIU is averaging 61.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Dennis Mavin is averaging 16.8 points and 2.9 assists while Adrian Diaz is averaging 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Dominique Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Daviyon Draper is shooting 41.7 percent from the field. The Florida International Golden Panthers are a decent defensive team that’s allowing 32.6 percent shooting from downtown and has allowed 65 or less points in seven of their last 11 games. Offensively, FIU is shooting 64.1 percent from the line and 28.3 percent from deep. FIU is 3-0 SU on the road.
The Thundering Herd are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA. The Golden Panthers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games following three or more consecutive road games.
FIU has been money ATS on its home court even dating back to last season. WKU on the road? Flat out ugly. Look for Florida International to cruise to an easy win and cover.