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Marshall vs LA-Monroe Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (9-12) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (17-4)
January 26, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marshall Thundering Herd -16.5 / Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +16.5 ; Over/Under: 145.5
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the Marshall Thundering Herd meet Thursday in college basketball action from Cam Henderson Center. LA-Monroe is 9-12 on the year and coming off a blowout loss to Troy. As for Marshall, they’re currently 17-4. The Herd beat Arkansas State in their last outing on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

LA-Monroe Warhawks 

The Warhawks went 5-9 to start out the year, beating DCC, Central Baptist, Champion Christian, Lamar and Texas State. LA-Monroe is 4-3 since then with wins over Arkansas State, Georgia State, Texas State and Georgia Southern. 

Matched up against Troy on Saturday, LA-Monroe was down by four points going into the second half. The Warhawks were drilled 46-26 from there and lost 77-53. Thomas Howell led the team on 14 points. 

Marshall Thundering Herd

Over on the Marshall side, they went 12-4 through their first 16 games, losing to Queens NC, UNC-Greensboro, James Madison and Georgia Southern. The Herd are 5-0 since then, beating Coastal Carolina, Southern Miss, Old Dominion, Texas State and Arkansas State. 

In the Arkansas State game on Saturday, the Herd scored 31 points in the first half, 40 in the second and 16 in overtime during an 87-78 win. Andrew Taylor was tops on 27 points and Taevion Kinsey added 23 points. 


I’ll probably stick with Marshall here. The line’s probably a little too thick to mess with, though. The Herd are looking good over this 5-0 run, although they admittedly had some trouble in the second half versus a mediocre Arkansas State squad during their last matchup. That said, Marshall has scored 73 or more points in six straight games and shouldn’t have a ton of trouble putting up points here. As for LA-Monroe, they’ve hit a couple of good scoring outings during this 2-2 stretch but they’ve also given up a lot of points on the other side. Marshall should have plenty of scoring opportunities here. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Marshall Thundering Herd -16.5

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