Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Ohio Bobcats - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (4-0) at Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd +1 -- Over/Under: 161 See the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats put their undefeated record on the line when they face off against the Marshall Thundering herd on Wednesday night.
The Ohio Bobcats look to continue their solid start to the season after winning their 4th straight to start the year, a 68-57 win over Tennessee Tech in their last outing. Ohio’s leading scorer on the season, Antonio Campbell put up just 6 points to go along with his game-high 10 rebounds on the night. Instead, it was Jordan Dartis who led the Bobcats with 22 points on 7 of 16 shooting, including 6 threes. Jason Carter came 2nd with 17 points on an efficient 5 of 6 from the floor with a pair of threes to go along with 5 of 6 from the foul line. Jaaron Simmons made just 5 of 17 from the floor for 12 points but dished out a team-high 7 assists in the win. Antonio Campbell leads Ohio with 16.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while Simmons leads the Bobcats with 7.5 assists per game. As a team, Ohio is scoring 77 points per game on 43.3% from the field, 45.3% from beyond the arc, which is the 5th-best 3-point percentage in the country and 64% from the charity stripe.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd look to get back on track after having their 4-game win streak snapped. The Herd did it in disappointing fashion by getting blown out by the Ohio State Buckeyes by a final score of 111-70. Marshall’s leading scorer, Jon Elmore, did just that, putting up a game-high 25 points on 8 of 20 with 4 threes and 6 assists on the night. Austin loop made 5 of 9 attempts from downtown for 15 points while Terrence Thompson made just 1 of 11 field goal attempts for 2 points but pulled down a team-high 10 boards. Elmore leads the team with 20.2 points and 5.8 assists per game while Thompson is racking up an average of 7.8 rebounds per game to lead the team in boards. As a team, Marshall is scoring 81 points per game on 44.7% from the field, 34.4% from downtown and 74.8% from the foul line.
Ohio is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. C-USA and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Marshall is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. the MAC while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Ohio is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
If Ohio can get the 3-pointers to fall early, they’ll have a pretty good chance in this game, where they’ve covered the last 4 games against Marshall. With such a low line, I’m expecting Ohio to make it 5 in a row.
Lay the point with Ohio.