Marshall vs. Florida Atlantic - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (8-18) at Marshall Thundering Herd (10-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and the FAU Owls face off on Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center in Conference USA college basketball.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 9-18 this season and they have won four of their last six games. Marshall is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 39.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Ryan Taylor leads the Thundering Herd averaging 14.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Shawn Smith is averaging 12 points, Austin Loop is averaging 11.5 points, and Justin Edmonds is averaging 9.3 points. Marshall is 8-7 at home and 5-9 in Conference USA.
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The Florida Atlantic Owls are 8-17 this season and they have lost their last 10 games. FAU is averaging 62.7 points and they are shooting 41.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 45.3 percent. Marquan Botley leads the Owls averaging 13.6 points per game. Solomon Poole is averaging 12.6 points, Jackson Trapp is averaging 10.6 points, and Justin Raffington is averaging 9.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. FAU is 2-11 on the road and 1-13 in CUSA games.
Marshall is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 14-40-2 against the spread following a win. Florida Atlantic is 6-16 against the spread against Conference USA, 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 8-23 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
My free pick in this one is on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.