UTSA vs. Marshall - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (21-10) at UTSA Roadrunners (19-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UT San Antonio Roadrunners and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Thursday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament at the Ford Center at The Star.
The UT San Antonio Roadrunners look for another victory after beating UTEP on Wednesday. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are averaging 78.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 18.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Keaton Wallace is averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 assists. Deon Lyle is grabbing three rebounds and Giovanni De Nicolao is dishing 3.4 assists. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners have split their last four neutral site games.
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The Marshall Thundering Herd enter this tournament winning seven of their last nine games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 84.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jon Elmore is averaging 22.8 points and 6.8 assists while C.J. Burks is averaging 21 points and 3.9 rebounds. Ajdin Penava is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrod West is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have not played a neutral site game this season.
The Roadrunners are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Conference USA and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both meetings between Marshall and UTSA have been really high scoring, and the Thundering Herd are shooting 50.7 percent from the field in their last five games. Better have your track shoes on for this one. However, the Marshall Thundering Herd aren't exactly a great defensive team and can give away games when they're focused on trading baskets. The UT San Antonio Roadrunners played yesterday, but they're allowing under 40 percent shooting in their last five games and that defensive effort could be the difference here. Give me the points.