Marshall Thundering Herd vs. UTEP Miners - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (19-13) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (16-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Legacy Arena)
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The Marshall Thundering Herd will play the UTEP Miners in the third round of the C-USA Tournament.
The UTEP Miners are 19-13 (10-8) and are the #6 seed in the C-USA tournament. UTEP is coming off of a win against Florida International by a score of 85-77 in their first tournament game. UTEP defeated Marshall at home by a score of 112-108 in these two teams only meeting of the regular season. UTEP is averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 74.4 points per game. UTEP is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Lee Moore is averaging 15 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for UTEP. Earvin Morris Jr. is averaging 13.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Miners. UTEP is shooting 66% on free throws, 35.9% on three-pointers, and 46.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are 16-15 (12-6) and are the #3 seed in the C-USA tournament. Marshall finished the regular season by losing 3 of their last 4 games and is coming off of a win against Southern Miss by a score of 108-106. Marshall is averaging 85.8 points per game while giving up 84.4 points per game. Marshall is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game. James Kelly is averaging 20.6 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game for Marshall. Jon Elmore is averaging 16 points per game and 6 assists per game for the Thundering Herd. Marshall is shooting 70.4% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 46.7% on all field goal attempts.
UTEP is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. UTEP is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The over is 8-2-1 in UTEP’s last 11 games. Marshall is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. Marshall is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 5-0 in Marshall’s last 5 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Marshall comes into this game with a very high scoring offense, but they do not play very good defense. UTEP is a better defensive team and the two teams are similar in rebounding. UTEP was able to defeat Marshall in a very high scoring game in the first meeting between these teams. I think this game could go either way, so I am going to take the points.