Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Florida Atlantic Owls - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (2-12) at Marshall Thundering Herd (5-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to reverse their fortunes when they visit the Marshall Thundering Herd.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-12 and the majority of their struggles can be traced back to an offense that scores around 61 points. Neither end of the floor came through in a 76-59 loss at Florida International for defeat number seven in a row. FIU broke open a four point contest on a 46-33 second half run The Owls hit shots at 38% while the Golden Panthers sank half their looks and totaled ten more free throws. Solomon Poole led Florida Atlantic with 15 points on 5-15 shooting while Jeanal Cylla tossed in eleven points on 4-8. Nick Rutherford added ten points and five assists while Ronald Delph chipped in with eight points and five yanks on 4-6 from the floor.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd have been able to do plenty of damage on the scoreboards but opponents have done even more damage. That big offense had a hand in a 94-76 win versus Western Kentucky that ended a two game skid. The Thundering Herd jumped to a 16 point lead after 20 minutes and traded baskets the rest of the way. The Hilltoppers held a 55%-53% shooting edge but they gave the ball away 19 times to give Marshall eleven more looks including nine more threes. James Kelly led all scorers with 27 points and eleven rebounds on 18-21 shooting with Stevie Browning scoring 14. Jon Elmore added 13 points and eight assists while Ryan Taylor and Austin Loop scored 12 and eleven points.
Florida Atlantic are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall and are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 9-2 in Marshall last 11 home games and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Conference USA. The Thundering Herd’s defense should bother anybody betting this game…