Marshall vs. North Texas - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (9-12) at Marshall Thundering Herd (7-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-16 this season but they have won three of their last four games. Marshall is averaging 66.6 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Shawn Smith is averaging 12 points, Austin Loop is averaging 11.1 points, and Justin Edmonds is averaging 8.6 points. Marshall is 6-7 at home and 3-7 in CUSA play.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 9-12 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. North Texas is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Jordan Williams leads the Mean Green averaging 15.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 10.1 points and 6.9 rebounds, Maurice Aniefiok is averaging 8.0 points, and T.J. Taylor is averaging 7.8 points. North Texas is 1-7 on the road and -6 in Conference USA games.
Marshall is 18-39-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 7-19 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 12-39-2 against the spread following a win. North Texas is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread following a loss, and 2-5 against the spread on the road against a team with a losing home record.
Marshall is playing well of late and I look for that to continue here.