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Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (9-5) at Marshall Thundering Herd (10-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Cam Henderson Center)

The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cam Henderson Center.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 76.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. DaQuan Bracey is averaging 15.8 points and 5.1 assists while Jalen Harris is averaging 15.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jacobi Boykins is the third double-digit scorer and Derric Jean is dishing 1.7 assists. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have lost four straight road games.

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Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marshall Thundering Herd look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 87.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jon Elmore is averaging 22.9 points and 7.6 assists while C.J. Burks is averaging 19.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Ajdin Penava is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrod West is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have won 10 straight home games.

The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA. The Thundering Herd are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Marshall Thundering Herd haven't lost at home in quite some time and are a fast paced offensive team that's capable of running Louisiana Tech out of the gym. The Bulldogs have scored under 70 points in two of their last three road games, and that's not enough to hang with Marshall, a team that's scored no less than 70 points in every game this season. I'll lay the bucket, as the Thundering Herd look for their 11th straight home victory.

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