Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (8-20) at Marshall Thundering Herd (15-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to the Marshall Thundering Herd to end the year.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been struggling to get both ends of the floor on the same page and the result has been losses in eight of nine. The Golden Eagles come off of a 75-60 defeat at Western Kentucky on Thursday as a 12 point underdog. The Hilltoppers jumped to a 15 point lead at the half and traded baskets the rest of the way. The Hilltoppers won the shooting battle 52%-45.8% for a difference of five baskets which was decisive. Kourtlin Jackson gave USM 15 points and six pulls on 5-7 with Quinton Campbell tossing in 14 points on 5-11. Tim Rowe chipped in with seven points but the offense needed more punch to be competitive.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are tied for 4th in the CUSA but could have sole possession of third but are playing just .500 over the last ten and are riding a three game slide. The Thundering Herd come off of a 97-94 defeat to visiting Louisiana Tech where they lost a six point first half lead with the defense allowing 58 second half points as a 5.5 point favorite. Offense ruled this one with Marshall holding a 53%-50% shooting edge for a few more baskets that was overcome by the Bulldogs eight more eight more free throws. Marshall received 27 points and six pulls from James Kelly with Jon Elmore adding 18 points and ten assists. Stevie Browning netted 16 points while CJ Burks scored another 13 points.
The under is 10-3 in Southern Miss last 13 road games. Marshall are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games while going 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall. Southern Miss are 1-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings. I like Marshall and hate the spread so I’ll go with potential to cover…