North Texas vs. Marshall - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (7-9) at North Texas Mean Green (7-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and North Texas Mean Green play Thursday night at the UNT Coliseum.
The Marshall Thundering Herd hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 80.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 47 percent shooting. James Kelly is averaging 18.9 points and 10 rebounds while Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.5 points and 3.6 assists. Stevie Browning is dishing 3.8 assists and C.J. Burks is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Marshall is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost 10 straight road games.
USA TODAY Sports
The North Texas Mean Green look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The North Texas Mean Green are averaging 72.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Deckie Johnson is averaging 14.4 points and four rebounds while J-Mychal Reese is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 assists. Jeremy Combs is the third double-digit scorer and Ja'Michael Brown is dishing three assists. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 60.4 percent from the free throw line. North Texas is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.1 turnovers per game. The North Texas Mean Green have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Thundering Herd are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 road games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Marshall has found its groove recently and looks to be in good enough form to snap its 10-game road losing streak. North Texas has been hit or miss this season and continues to struggle on the defensive end. I have to side with the road team and the reasonable chalk.