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Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (14-5) at Marshall Thundering Herd (10-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)

The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -3 -- Over/Under: 161.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball action.

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 10-10 this season and they have won six of their last seven games. Marshall is averaging 82.6 points per game and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.7 percent. James Kelly leads the Thundering Herd averaging 19.9 points and 10 rebounds per game. Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds, Jon Elmore is averaging 13.8 points, and Stevie Browning is averaging 13 points. Marshall is 6-2 at home and 6-1 in CUSA play.

Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 14-5 this season and they have won their last six games. MTSU is averaging 72.2 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Giddy Potts leads the Blue Raiders averaging 16.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13.5 points and 8.6 rebounds, Darnell Harris is averaging 12.9 points, and Perrin Buford is averaging 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. MTSU is 4-4 in road games and 6-1 in Conference USA action.

Marshall is 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, 6-11-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games following three or more consecutive road games. Middle Tennessee State is 16-38 against the spread in their last 54 road games and 6-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.

This one should be close and we are going to be glad we have the points when it comes down to it.

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Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders +3

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