Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (22-7) at Marshall Thundering Herd (15-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -4.5 -- Over/Under: 169.5 See the Latest Odds
The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face off on Thursday in Conference USA college basketball action.
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 15-14 this season and they have los their last two games. Marshall is averaging 84.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 83.2 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. James Kelly leads the Thundering Herd averaging 10.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Jon Elmore is averaging 15 points and 5.7 rebounds, Ryan Taylor is averaging 14.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Stevie Browning is averaging 12.9 points. Marshall is 9-3 at home and 11-5 in CUSA play.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 22-7 this season and they have won five of their last six games. La. Tech is averaging 78.7 points per game and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Alex Hamilton leads the Bulldogs averaging 18.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Erik McCree is averaging 16.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, Dayon Griffin is averaging 10.9 points, and Jacobi Boykins is averaging 9.9 points. Louisiana Tech is 6-6 on the road and 11-5 in Conference USA.
Marshall is 16-4-1 against the spread in their last 21 games, 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 home games, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss. Louisiana Tech is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-10 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Marshall has been solid in conference play but this number might be a little aggressive though McCree might be out for La Tech so keep an eye on it.