Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (6-15) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (16-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, CSN-Chicago, MASN2
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Saturday at Thomas Assembly Center in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 16-5 this season and they have won eight of their last nine games. La. Tech is averaging 74 points ad they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Alex Hamilton and Raheem Appleby lead the Bulldogs averaging 16.7 points per game each. Erik McCree is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds and Michale Kyser is averaging .6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Louisiana Tech is 10-0 at home and 7-1 in Conference USA.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-15 this season and they have won their last two games. Marshall is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 39.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 14.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Shawn Smith is averaging 12 points, Austin Loop is averaging 11 points, and Justin Edmonds is averaging 8.4 points. Marshall is 1-7 on the road and 2-5 in CUSA play.
La. Tech is 10-4 against the spread in Conference USA play, 1-4 against the spread in heir last five home games, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Marshall is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 12-38-2 against the spread following a win, and 4-17 against the spread in their last 21 games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This is another game with a monster number but in this one I see the favorite getting it done so my pick is La. Tech.