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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Marshall Thundering Herd - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marshall Thundering Herd (5-15) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-12)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)

The Line: Southern Miss -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and Marshall Thundering Herd take the floor at Reed Green Coliseum.


The Marshall Thundering Herd are not the same team we have come to know over the last few years with struggles at both ends of the floor. The Thundering Herd picked up their first conference win when they downed a decent UTEP club 78-71 with some rare scoring punch. The Miners shot the ball well at 47.5% with the Herd connecting at 40.6% but shot selection was a huge factor with Southern Miss hitting 10-27 from distance while owning a 16-10 edge at the foul line. Justin Edmonds tossed in a game high 20 points which included 5-9 on threes while Ryan Taylor added 17 points and ten rebounds. JP Kambola was next in line with 13 points and nine boards with Aleksa Nikolic and Austin Loop combining for 19 points.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Marshall Thundering Herd -  College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are similar to their counterparts in that points have been difficult to come by while opposing attackshave done plenty of scorin with USM getting outscored 69-61. The Golden Eagles got their first conference win by beating North Texas 75-71 in overtime on the road. Southern Miss came from eight back to send this to the extra session. The Mean Green led in shooting 45.6%-42% but posted seven more looks at the basket on the strength of 14 offensive rebounds. Chip Armelin shouldered the offense with 30 points and seven boards on 10-16 from the floor while Norville Carey netted 18 points and snared 12 rebounds. Matt Bingaya followed with 12 points and another nine pulls with Rasham Suarez chipping in with nine points.


The Thundering Herd are 16-39-3 ATS in their last 58 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win. Marshall are 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 11-38-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a S.U. win. The Golden Eagles are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. Southern Miss are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. Both teams are struggling so the only way I'd go is with the points...

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Marshall +4

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