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Southern Miss vs. Marshall - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Marshall vs. Southern Miss
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Ford Center at The Star
Frisco, Texas
The Line
The Line: Southern Miss -2 -- Over/Under: 152.5
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | Marshall vs. Southern Miss
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The Marshall Thundering Herd and Southern Miss Golden Eagles meet Thursday in the college basketball C-USA Tournament at the Ford Center at The Star.

The Marshall Thundering Herd look for another victory after beating Rice on Wednesday. The Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 80.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Jon Elmore is averaging 19.9 points and 4.6 assists while C.J. Burks is averaging 17.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Taevion Kinsey is dishing 1.2 assists and Jannson Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The Marshall Thundering Herd are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Marshall Thundering Herd are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Marshall Thundering Herd have won their last three non-home games.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles enter this tournament winning eight of their last 10 games. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 72.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Cortez Edwards is averaging 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while Tyree Griffin is averaging 13.6 points and 7.1 assists. LaDavius Draine is the third double-digit scorer and Leonard Harper-Baker is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have won four of their last six non-home games.

The Thundering Herd are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thundering Herd are 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Thundering Herd last 11 Thursday games.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles bat Marshall by 50 points when these teams met back in January, and they enter this contest winning their last five games by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The Marshall Thundering Herd are in a weird spot considering they played yesterday and now have to go up against this offensive powerhouse that pushes the pace. Not something you want when fatigue may play a factor at some point. I'll lay the reasonable line with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

Pick:
Southern Miss -2

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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