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Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall - 1/24/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Marshall at Louisiana Tech
Date & Time Thursday January 24, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Thomas Assembly Center
Ruston, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: Louisiana Tech -3.5 -- Over/Under: 157
TV Channel
CBSSN
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Thomas Assembly Center.

The Marshall Thundering Herd look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 80.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jon Elmore is averaging 20.1 points and 5.1 assists while C.J. Burks is averaging 17.6 points and four rebounds. Taevion Kinsey is dishing 1.3 assists and Jannson Williams is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 72.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. DaQuan Bracey is averaging 13.4 points and 4.1 assists while Anthony Duruji is averaging 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Exavian Christon is the third double-digit scorer and Amorie Archibald is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won all 10 home games this season.

The Thundering Herd are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Conference USA, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-0 in Bulldogs last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Thundering Herd last 6 Thursday games.

The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-7 ATS in non-home games this season, have lost six of their last nine true road games and are losing those games by an average of 10.1 points. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs don't play well on the road, but they're unbeaten on their home court and are winning those games by an average of 11.6 points thanks to allowing just 41.6 percent shooting. We have a team that clearly doesn't show up on the road against a squad that's constantly been one of the better home teams in college basketball the last couple of years. Laying the reasonable number with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs is one of the better bets on Thursday's card.

Pick:
Louisiana Tech -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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