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Old Dominion vs. Marshall - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marshall Thundering Herd (11-18) at Old Dominion Monarchs (22-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)

The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Old Dominion Monarchs and the Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Thursday at the Constant Convocation Center in Conference USA college basketball.

The Old Dominion Monarchs are 22-6 this season and they have won seven of their last nine games. ODU is averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 57 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 16.8 points per game. Aaron Bacote is averaging 10.9 points, Jonathan Arledge is averaging 8.8 points, and Richard Ross is averaging 8.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. Old Dominion is 15-0 at home and 11-5 in Conference USA.

Old Dominion vs. Marshall - 3/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 11-18 this season but they have won five of their last seven games. Marshall is averaging 67.9 points and they are shooting 40.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 14.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Shawn Smith is averaging 12 points, Austin Loop is averaging 11.2 points, and Justin Edmonds is averaging 9.9 points. Marshall is 1-10 on the road and 7-9 in conference USA.

Old Dominion is 4-0 against the spread against Conference USA, 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 home games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Marshall is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 13-37-1 against the spread following a win. The favorite is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.

This is a monster number but I have to believe ODU gets it done even though Marshall has improved over the past month.

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Old Dominion Monarchs -15.5

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