Marshall vs. FIU - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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FIU at Marshall

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Cam Henderson Center)

Marshall -9.5 / over-under: 170

Saturday college basketball brings us a matchup between the FIU Golden Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd.

The Florida International Golden Panthers scored a last second 77-76 victory at Western Kentucky as a ten point underdog Thursday.

FIU appeared to be in trouble with a nine point deficit at the break and were outshot 50.9%-42.9% but prevailed with a 24-13 edge at the line.

Osaumwen Osaghae led the Golden Panthers with 16 points and ten rebounds followed by a 15 point effort from Antonio Daye Jr..

Brian Beard Jr. gave Florida International 14 points  and four pulls while Willy Nunez Jr. and Devon Andrews added 12 and eleven points with Andrews hauling in nine rebounds.

The Marshall Thundering Herd have been heating up with four wins in a row after defeating Florida Atlantic 96-84 on Thursday as an eleven point home favorite.

Marshall had too much offense for the Owls to deal with as CJ Burks poured in 30 points with five pulls and six rebounds followed by a 29 point, seven assist effort by Jon Elmore.

Jannson Williams gave the Thundering Herd eleven points and five boards while Rondale Watson and Mikel Beyers combined for 17 points.

FIU Golden Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and FIU Golden Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA and Marshall Thundering Herd are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 home games. Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and FIU Golden Panthers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Playing close games is what these teams do so I’ll grab the points…

Mark’s Pick FIU +9.5

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