Maryland Terrapins vs. Marshall Thundering Herd - 12/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (4-8) at Maryland Terrapins (10-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Xfinity Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Marshall Thundering Herd will travel to play the Maryland Terrapins in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-1 and are coming off of a win against Princeton by a score of 82-61. Maryland was only up 4 points at halftime but was able to pull away in a huge second half. Jake Layman had 19 points and 8 rebounds for Maryland. Melo Trimble added 7 points and 10 assists for the Terrapins. Maryland out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-25 and had 20 assists in their victory. Maryland is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 64 points per game. Maryland is also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Melo Trimble is averaging 15 points per game and 5.7 assists per game, while Robert Carter is averaging 12.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Maryland. Maryland is shooting 77.1% on free throws, 40.2% on three-pointers, and 53.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-8 and are coming off of a loss to Grand Canyon by a score of 85-81. Marshall had a 6-point lead in the second half but was unable to hang on for the victory. Austin Loop had 20 points for Marshall. James Kelly added 17 points and 7 rebounds for the Thundering Herd. Marshall was out rebounded by a total of 40-38 and had 17 assists in their defeat. Marshall is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 83.3 points per game. Marshall is also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. James Kelly is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game, while Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Marshall. Marshall is shooting 67.3% on free throws, 29% on three-pointers, and 43.2% on all field goal attempts.
Marshall is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games. Marshall is 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. The under is 5-1 in Marshall’s last 6 road games. Maryland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Maryland is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 6-1-1 in Maryland’s last 8 games.
Maryland is the better team in this matchup and should have no troubles with Marshall. The Marshall defense hasn’t played well this season and Maryland will be able to exploit that. Marshall does have a small rebounding advantage but I am picking Maryland in this game.