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Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Charleston Cougars - 11/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charleston Cougars at Marshall Thundering Herd
Date & Time Tuesday November 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Cam Henderson Center
Huntington, WV
The Line
PK O/U 148
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The Charleston Cougars are set to visit Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia for a non-conference clash against the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Charleston Cougars come into this matchup with a 2-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 73-54. Leading the way for the Charleston Cougars was senior forward Jaylen McManus as he recorded 18 points and 4 rebounds. Senior guard Grant Riller had a productive all-around game for the Cougars as he pitched in 16 points and 8 assists.

The Charleston Cougars struggled shooting the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys as they connected on 17 of their 52 field goal attempts (32.7%), and they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (18.5%). The Charleston Cougars lost the turnover battle against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-11), and they were edged out by the Cowboys in the rebounding department (34-29).

The Marshall Thundering Herd come into this matchup with a 1-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 74-64. Leading the way for the Marshall Thundering Herd was sophomore guard Taevion Kinsey as he recorded 16 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists. Joining Kinsey in the backcourt was junior guard Jarrod West who had a solid game for the Thundering Herd with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

The Marshall Thundering Herd struggled shooting the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they connected on 26 of their 65 field goal attempts (40%), and they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (18.2%). The Marshall Thundering Herd lost the turnover battle against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-8), and they were edged out by the Fighting Irish in the rebounding department (54-43).

The Marshall Thundering Herd have done a complete turnaround from last season as they are struggling to score the basketball as they rank 271st in points scored, but they have been even worse on the defensive side of the court as they rank 292nd in points allowed. Charleston lost one of their top players to the NBA this past offseason, but this is still a talented team, especially with Grant Riller as he is averaging 21.7 PPG and 5.3 APG this year. Both of these teams lack production out of their forwards which could be the difference-maker in this game, but I think Charleston has been the better overall team this season and they will show that here.

Pick:
Charleston Cougars PK
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