Western Kentucky vs. Marshall - 3/11/15 C-USA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (11-20) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (19-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Legacy Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Wednesday in the C-USA Tournament.
The Marshall Thundering Herd look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Marshall is averaging 66 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 72 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Austin Loop is averaging 11.5 points and 2.3 rebounds. JP Kambola is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Aleksa Nikolic is dishing 3.6 assists. The Marshall Thundering Herd have four players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 65.2 percent from the line and 32 percent from deep. Defensively, Marshall is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or more points in seven of its last eight games. Justin Edmonds is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, WKU is averaging 70.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. T.J. Price is averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 assists while George Fant is averaging 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Chris Harrison-Docks is dishing 2.5 assists and Justin Johnson is grabbing four rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.3 percent from the line and 36.7 percent from deep. Defensively, WKU is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in seven of its last eight games.
The Thundering Herd are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Hilltoppers are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Marshall is all banged up and is coming off a brutal blowout loss to another poor team in Charlotte. Look for the Hilltoppers to win this game by double digits and cover the reasonable number.