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Charlotte vs. Marshall - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

CUSA college basketball action features the Marshall Thundering Herd facing the Charlotte 49ers.

The Marshall Thundering Herd opened their CUSA schedule with a 70-67 upset of Old Dominion on Thursday as an eight point road dog.

Marshall burned the nets at 52.7% and limited the Monarchs to 44.5% but the game was close with the visitors going to the line just four times.

Jon Elmore topped the Thundering Herd with 20 points and ten helpers on 9-21 from the floor while Taevion Kinsey added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Jarrod West gave Marshall 12 points and four pulls on 4-5 accuracy followed by Jansson Williams with ten points on 4-8 shooting.

The Charlotte 49ers have struggled throughout the early season and those struggles continued in a 68-50 defeat to visiting Western Kentucky on Thursday.

Charlotte could not get stops with the Hilltoppers sinking half their looks while countering at only 34.8% accuracy which was the difference.

Jon Davis starred for the 49ers pouring in a contest high 24 points with five boards on 8-17 from the floor and 4-4 at the stripe.

Dravon Mangum gave Charlotte 12 points and three yanks but the offense lacked secondary scoring with the rest of the team combining for 14 points.

Marshall are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and Marshall are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. Charlotte  are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and Charlotte are 19-42 ATS in their last 61 games overall. Home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

Marshall might not be tearing it up but Charlotte is really struggling…

Pick:
Marshall -7

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