Old Dominion vs. Marshall - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (12-5) at Old Dominion Monarchs (12-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -9 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
We have some C-USA action on the hardwood as the Marshall Thundering Herd take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in a college basketball matchup on Saturday night.
The Marshall Thundering Herd will look to keep the ball rolling after winning their 4th in 5 games following a 91-83 win over Charlotte last time out. C.J. Burks led the team with 32 points on 12 of 19 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 7 rebounds with a pair of steals. Rondale Wilson came 2nd with 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting, while Jon Elmore added 19 points with a team-high 4 assists and 3 steals to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Herd in the win. Elmore leads the team with 22.9 points and 7.3 assists per game this season, while Ajdin Penava leads the team in rebounding with 9 boards per game this season. As a team, Marshall is scoring the 8th-most points per game in the country with 88.3 per game on 47.8% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 75.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs will try to rebound from their first conference loss of the year, a 75-68 loss to Western Kentucky that snapped a 7 game winning streak. B.J. Smith led the team with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 3 threes, while Trey Porter and Ahmad Caver tied for 2nd with 14 points apiece. Porter added 6 rebounds, while Caver added 5 boards and matched his team-high 4 assists with 4 steals. Brandan Smith added 12 points with 11 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for ODU in the win. B.J. Smith leads the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game, while Brandan Smith leads the team in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game and Ahmad Caver is the team’s top assist man with 6.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Old Dominion is scoring 73.4 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field, 34.1% from behind the arc and 70.2% from the foul line this season.
Marshall is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference matchups while the over is 25-9 in their last 34 road games. Old Dominion is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups while the under is 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 home games. Marshall is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The favorite has had the bulk of the success when these two teams meet, however, Marshall has also covered in 4 of the last 5 between the two. Both have also gotten off to strong conference starts this year, and even if Penava can’t go, I like the Herd to keep things going in this matchup and keep it relatively close, so I’ll take Marshall and the points here.