Marshall vs. Southern Mississippi - 12/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (7-6) at Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Cam Henderson Center on Thursday evening, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the Marshall Thundering Herd will be meeting up in college basketball activity.
Southern Miss enters this game with a 7-6 record overall. The Eagles had a four-game win streak going but have lost their last two games versus Florida State and Mississippi State. In that one, Southern Miss’ lead scorer was Cortez Edwards with 22 points.
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Edwards is the top Golden Eagles’ scorer this year with 17.0 PPG and 6.1 RPG. Also in double-figures for Southern Miss are Tyree Griffin (14.2 PPG; 5.3 RPG; 5.8 APG) and Dominic Magee (11.2 PPG; 6.0 RPG).
As for Marshall, they’re currently 9-4 on the year. The Herd have won five of their last six games, including a 91-71 victory over Eastern Kentucky in their last appearance. In that EKU game, Marshall’s Jon Elmore posted 26 points.
Elmore leads the Thundering Herd scorers this season with 23.7 PPG and 7.4 APG to his name. Also in the double-digit club for Marshall are CJ Burks (19.9 PPG) and Ajdin Penava (19.1 PPG; 9.8 RPG).
The Golden Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up loss and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. Southern Miss is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win and the over is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, the Thundering Herd are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games versus a team with a losing road record. Marshall is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win and the underdog here is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings between these two teams.
After scoring pretty well in their four-game win streak (three games with at least 75 points), the Eagles have hit the skids with just 109 points combined in their last pair. Marshall, alternatively, has been scoring very well lately but also gives up a ton of points overall. I like the Herd to manage a cover here.