Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (22-8) at Marshall Thundering Herd (17-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Ford Center at The Star)

The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: 147

TV: Facebook

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Marshall Thundering Herd meet Thursday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament at the FORD CENTER AT THE STAR.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 74.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Amorie Archibald is averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds while Kalob Ledoux is averaging 11.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. DaQuan Bracey is the third double-digit scorer and JaColby Pemberton is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have split their last six non-home games.

The Marshall Thundering Herd look for another win after beating UTEP on Wednesday. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 75.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Taevion Kinsey is averaging 16.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while Jarrod West is averaging 14.4 points and four rebounds. Andrew Taylor is dishing 3.1 assists and Iran Bennett is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have split their last eight non-home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The Marshall Thundering Herd won the only meeting this season, and they're playing great ball recently, which includes allowing 38.9 percent shooting from the field and 39.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have found ways to win games this season and have the rest advantage, but they're just 14-14 against the spread on the season and 6-8 against the spread on the road. I'll take a shot with the Marshall Thundering Herd and the free buckets, as their improved defense should keep them in this until the very end.

Randy’s Pick Marshall Thundering Herd +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.