Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-4) at Marshall Thundering Herd (0-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -5.5 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd look for their first win against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers haven’t played a world class tough schedule but they have won consecutive games after going 0-4 to kick off the season. The Panthers are coming off of a 79-73, overtime victory versus Northern Kentucky. EIU sank half their looks but the Nose stayed competitive thanks eleven more looks but EIU did sink a few more field goals and free throws to survive. The Panthers poured in a game high 24 points with Trae Anderson adding 19 points and 12 rebounds. AJ Riley netted 13 points and grabbed five boards while Casey Teson and Marshawn Blackmon combined for 17 points.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd have yet to win a game which is because their scoring and defense haven’t been on the same page. The Thundering Herd fell to 0-7 following a 107-84 loss at James Madison with the Dukes taking an early lead and growing it. Marshall connected at 43% from the floor while JMU hit at 50% including 14-29 from long range with ten makes at the stripe. James Kelly paced the attack with 21 points and eleven rebounds on 8-12 with Ryan Taylor right on his heels with 19 points and five yanks before fouling out in 25 minutes. Steve Browning netted 15 pints with Ajdin Penava scoring 12 points and snagging five boards.
Eastern Illinois are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and the over is 10-4 in their last 14 overall while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 Wednesday games. Marshall are 1-6-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Ohio Valley and are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games while going 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. I get the feeling Marshall gets their first win but I’ll take a chance with the points…