Thursday, March 3, 2016
Cam Henderson Center
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs travel to Cam Henderson Center to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 169.5.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 22-7 and a road record of 6-6. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-7. The Thundering Herd have an overall record of 15-14 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 16-12 and they are 17-10 against the spread.
Alex Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Erik McCree averages 16.2 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Louisiana Tech. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
James Kelly averages 20.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thundering Herd. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jon Elmore averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Louisiana Tech averages 78.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 268th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 77th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 12.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in the Division 1.
Marshall averages 84.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 57th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 95th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Thundering Herd rank 206th with 13 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 83.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 342nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 288th and 246th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 338th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the nation. The Thundering Herd force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 76 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 107.7 and they assist on 51.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Louisiana Tech turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Bulldogs give up 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Thundering Herd score 85.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.8 points per game. The Thundering Herd have a rating on offense of 109.1 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 77.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Marshall turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.1%. The Thundering Herd give up 74.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 11-10 against the spread
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 13-7 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 17-10 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 16-12 against the over/under
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
12/09/15 C Joniah White Heart out for season
03/02/16 F Erik McCree Knee "?" Thursday vs. Marshall
01/23/16 G Qiydar Davis Knee out for season
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/09/15 G Aleksa Nikolic Facial out for season
12/09/15 G Noah Frampton Shoulder redshirt
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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