West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd - 12/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (3-6) at West Virginia Mountaineers (8-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Charleston Civic Center)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd will host the West Virginia Mountaineers this Thursday.
The Marshall Thundering Herd come into this game with a 3-6 record and are currently 8th in the Conference USA. Marshall comes into this game on a 3 game winning streak. Through 9 games this season the Thundering herd have been led by James Kelly who is averaging 16.4 points per game and 9.8 rebounds with 1.4 assists. Ryan Taylor is second on the team scoring 16.2 points per game and 6.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Marshall will try to continue their streak against West Virginia.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers come into this game with a 8-1 record and are currently ranked 20th in the nation and are 2nd in the Big 12. Their most recent game was a 100-58 blowout win over Louisiana Monroe. Through 9 games this season the leading scorer of the Mountaineers has been Devin Williams who is averaging 17.0 points per game and 9.8 rebounds. Daxter Miles Jr. is second on the team with 12.8 points per game and 2.1 rebounds with 1.4 assists. West Virginia will try to get back-to-back wins with a win against Marshall.
The Thundering Herd are 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games overall. Marshall is 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games vs. a team with a team with a winning record. West Virginia is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games overall. The Mountaineers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. Conference USA teams.
West Virginia has only lost one game to this point and is starting to look like a very good team. Marhsall has won its last 3 games but has struggled before that. I think West Virginia will win this game easily on the road. Take West Virginia to cover the spread on the road here.