Marshall vs. FAU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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FAU Owls (16-14) at Marshall Thundering Herd (14-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -6 -- Over/Under: 142
The FAU Owls and the Marshall Thundering Herd meet in C-USA college basketball action from the Henderson Center on Wednesday night.
The FAU Owls will try to keep climbing over teams in the C-USA table, sitting at 8-9 in conference play after an 85-80 loss to Old Dominion last time out. Cornelius Taylor leads FAU in scoring with 12 PPG while Jailyn Ingram has 11.4 PPG and 5.3 RPG this season. Michael Forrest has 9.6 PPG and Richardson Maitre is adding 9.3 PPG and 2.5 APG this season. As a team, FAU is averaging 70.9 points on 42.7% shooting from the field, 32.3% from 3-point range and 70.6% from the foul line while allowing opposition to average 69.1 points on 43.7% shooting from the field and 33.1% from the 3-point line this season. FAU is 2-11 straight up and 5-8 against the spread on the road this season.
The Marshall Thundering Herd could crack the top 4 with a win and some help, sitting at 8-8 in conference play after an 88-80 loss to UAB last time out. Taevion Kinsey leads Marshall in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 4.1 APG while Jarrod West is 2nd in scoring with 14.5 PPG and Iran Bennett has 9.7 PPG and 5.6 RPG this season. As a team, Marshall is averaging 74.7 points on 43.9% shooting from the field, 30.6% from 3-point range and 64.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72.5 points on 40.5% shooting from the field and 32.5% from 3-point range this season. Marshall is 9-6 straight up and 6-8 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I strongly considered FAU and the points after the Owls battled Old Dominion and took t hem to OT, but the problem is that the Owls don’t score a ton of points on the road, at least not enough to keep up with what Marshall’s bringing to the table at home, putting up 75.2 points per game on home soil this season. I just think this is another meeting where home court rules the day, so I’ll lay the points with Marshall here.