UAB vs. Marshall - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (15-12) at UAB Blazers (22-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bartow Arena)
The Line: UAB Blazers -6 -- Over/Under: 170 See the Latest Odds
The UAB Blazers and the Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The UAB Blazers are 22-5 this season and they have won five of their last six games. UAB is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 48 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Chris Cokley leads the Blazers averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Robert Brown is averaging 13.2 points, William Lee is averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Nick Norton is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 assists. UAB is 14-0 at home and 12-2 in Conference USA games.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-12 this season and they have won their last four games in a row. Marshall is averaging 85 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46 percent. James Kelly leads the Thundering Herd averaging 20.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Jon Elmore is averaging 14.6 points and 5.8 assists, Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Stevie Browning is averaging 13 points. Marshall is 5-7 on the road and 11-3 in Conference USA.
UAB is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 5-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Marshall is 4-0 against the spread against Conference USA, 10-2-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games. The road team is 8-2-1 against the point spread in the last 11 meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 170 and it looks just a little on the aggressive side so I will take the under.