Ohio vs. Marshall - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (0-3) at Ohio Bobcats (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel; ESPN College Extra
The Marshall Thundering Herd will travel to the Convocation Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Marshall Thundering Herd (0-3; 0-0 C-USA) remained winless on the season after dropping a 89-75 matchup against the James Madison Dukes this past Friday. Marshall had a sluggish start to this one as they found themselves down 46-23 at halftime and couldn’t ever get within double-digits in the 2nd half. Marshall shot 35.3% from the field and 32.4 (11-34) from beyond the arc in the loss. The Thundering Herd allowed the Dukes to shoot 50.8% from the field and 52.9% (9-17) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Marshall was Stevie Browning who had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. On the season, the Thundering Herd have been led by Stevie Browning (14.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg), Ryan Taylor (13.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.7 apg), and James Kelly (12.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.3 bpg). Offensively, Marshall is averaging 70.0 ppg on 35.9% shooting from the field and 29.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Thundering Herd is shooting 69.0% from the FT line and pull down 34.3 rpg. Defensively, Marshall is allowing opponents to average 86.0 ppg on 47.9% shooting. The Thundering herd is allowing teams to shoot 38.0% from beyond the arc and pull down 46.3 rpg.
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The Ohio Bobcats dropped to 3-2 (0-0 MAC) on the season after being defeated, 90-81, by the Florida State Seminoles on November 23rd. Florida State got out to a quick 16-4 lead in this one and hit 15 of 16 free throws late in the 2nd half to secure the victory. Ohio shot 50.0% from the field and 41.7% from three-point range however, committed 18 turnovers in the loss. The Bobcats allowed the Seminoles to shoot 54.4% from the field and was outrebounded by Florida State by a 33-27 margin. Leading the way for Ohio was Antonio Campbell who had a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. On the season, the Bobcats have been led by Jaaron Simmons (15.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 8.0 apg), Kenny Kaminski (14.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), and Antonio Campbell (12.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.2 bpg). Offensively, Ohio is averaging 84.4 ppg on 48.1% shooting from the field and 40.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Bobcats pull down 35.0 rpg and shot 76.5% from the FT line as a team. Defensively, Ohio is allowing an average of 78.6 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are allowing teams to shoot 35.2% form three-point range and pull down 27.0 rpg.
The Thundering Herd are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Marshall has gotten off to a tough start in the 2014-15 season as although they returned four starters from last year’s 11-21 team, their face-paced style of play is leaving them exposed on the defensive end as opponents seem to be scoring at will against them. Ohio has been getting great production from transfers Kenny Kaminski (Michigan State) and Jaaron Simmons (Houston) and has been shooting lights out so far this season. Marshall has played a tough schedule to open the season however haven’t given up less than 84 points in any of their three games in which they’ve lost all of them by double-digits. I don’t see Marshall being able to stop the hot-shooting Bobcats and I think Ohio will win this one by 10-15. Take Ohio to cover.