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Marshall vs. Texas-San Antonio - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (8-8) at Marshall Thundering Herd (4-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)

The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center.

The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners have split their last 10 games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Texas San Antonio is averaging 69.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 71.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Jeromie Hill is averaging 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Keon Lewis is averaging 14.2 points and 3.6 assists. Kaj-Björn Sherman is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Ryan Bowie is shooting 45.6 percent from the field. The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners have six players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 34 percent from downtown. Defensively, Texas San Antonio is allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in five of its last seven games.

Marshall vs. Texas-San Antonio - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost eight straight games and are still looking for their first C-USA win. On the season, Marshall is averaging 63.3 points on 37.5 percent shooting and is allowing 71.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Austin Loop is averaging 11 points and 2.3 rebounds. Justin Edmonds is dishing 1.3 assists and Jay Johnson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 63 percent from the line and 30.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 70 or more points in six of its last seven games.

The Roadrunners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss. 

Are you really going to back Marshall and the chalk? Sure, it's only three points, but Marshall can't even win games outright and are very handicapped offensively. While there are better bets on the board, Texas San Antonio and the free bucket seems to be the safer bet in this matchup. 

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Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners +3

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