Marshall vs. Florida International - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (8-7) at Marshall Thundering Herd (6-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers and Marshall Thundering Herd play Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Florida Intl Golden Panthers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are averaging 71.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Adrian Diaz is averaging 15.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while Donte McGill is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists. Daviyon Draper is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Boswell is dishing 2.3 assists. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. FIU is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.5 turnovers per game. The Florida Intl Golden Panthers have lost nine of their last 13 road games.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 79.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 47 percent shooting. James Kelly is averaging 17.9 points and 9.7 rebounds while Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.5 points and 3.3 assists. Stevie Browning is dishing 3.9 assists and Aleksandar Dozic is grabbing two rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Marshall is allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Golden Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
FIU is on a bit of a roll right now and just beat a decent WKU team on the road as a big underdog. Marshall isn't that great. I see the Golden Panthers covering this number. Take the points.