Marshall vs. Charlotte - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (10-15) at Marshall Thundering Herd (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and Marshall Thundering Herd play Thursday at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Charlotte 49ers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Charlotte 49ers are averaging 78 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Braxton Ogbueze is averaging 13.3 points and 2.7 assists while Joseph Uchebo is averaging 12.8 points and 11.2 rebounds. Jon Davis is dishing 4.7 assists and Andrien White is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Charlotte 49ers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The 49ers are allowing 41.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte 49ers have split their last eight road games.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 85 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 46.5 percent shooting. James Kelly is averaging 20.4 points and 9.4 rebounds while Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.4 points and 3.2 assists. Stevie Browning is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Burks is dishing 1.7 assists. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Thundering Herd are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have won 13 of their last 16 home games.
The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Marshall is a very solid home team and has been a covering machine this season with covers in 13 of its last 17 games. We can say the same for Charlotte, however, there's going to be motivation with the Thundering Herd after being a punching bag as of late to the 49ers. I'll take the Herd at home.