Middle Tennessee State vs. Marshall - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (9-16) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -9.5 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and the Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Thursday at the Murphy Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 13-13 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. MTSU is averaging 61.9 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Reggie Upshaw Jr. leads the Blue Raiders averaging 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Jacquez Rozier is averaging 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, Marcus Tarrance is averaging 7.0 points, and Jaqawn Raymond is averaging 7.0 points. Middle Tennessee State is 10-3 at home and 6-7 in Conference USA.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 9-16 this season but they have won five of their last six games. Marshall is averaging 67.9 points and they are shooting 40.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 15 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Shawn Smith is averaging 12 points, Austin Loop is averaging 11.6 points, and Justin Edmonds is averaging 9.0 points. Marshall is 1-8 on the road and 5-7 in Conference USA.
Middle Tennessee State is 13-4-1 against the spread in their last 18 home games, 0-4 against the spread following a loss, and 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven games. Marshall is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 14-39-2 against the spread following a win, and 6-18 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
The total is at 129 and I I don't see anything to make it go over so my free pick is under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.