UTSA vs. Marshall - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marshall Thundering Herd (15-15) at UTSA Roadrunners (13-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm (UTSA Convocation Center)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners -1 -- Over/Under: 160
TV: FOX Sports
The Marshall Thundering Herd and UTSA Roadrunners meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UTSA Convocation Center.
The Marshall Thundering Herd look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 76.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Taevion Kinsey is averaging 14.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while Jarrod West is averaging 14.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Andrew Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Iran Bennett is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost four of their last six road games.
The UTSA Roadrunners need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 78.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jhivvan Jackson is averaging 25.8 points and 6.1 rebounds while Keaton Wallace is averaging 17.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Luka Barisic is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Knox Hellums is dishing 1.1 assists. The UTSA Roadrunners are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The UTSA Roadrunners are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The UTSA Roadrunners have split their last six home games.
The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Marshall Thundering Herd have been the better team overall this season and UTSA isn't playing great ball over these last few weeks. However, Marshall has lost four of its last six on the road, while UTSA wins at home by an average of 12.6 points and allows 40.3 percent shooting from the field and 28.8 percent shooting from deep. The UTSA Roadrunners are also 7-4 against the spread at home this season. If there was any game for the Roadrunners to get back on track, this would be it. I'll side with UTSA at home in this near pick em.