Thursday, February 4, 2016
Don Haskins Center
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The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Don Haskins Center to play the UTEP Miners on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Thundering Herd come into this game with an overall record of 11-11 and a road record of 3-6. They are 12-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Miners have an overall record of 11-11 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 9-8 and they are 8-9 against the spread.
James Kelly comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thundering Herd. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ryan Taylor averages 14.6 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Marshall. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Lee Moore averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Miners. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Omega Harris averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Marshall averages 82.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 256th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 130th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 175th with 12.9 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 82 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 335th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 295th and 252nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 340th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 183rd place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the Division 1.
UTEP averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 169th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 127th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 197th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 145th and 60th respectively. In the turnover department the Miners rank 166th with 12.8 per game. The Miners allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 131st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 331st and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 242nd place in the nation. The Miners force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in college basketball.
The Thundering Herd average 79.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Thundering Herd have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Marshall turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.6%. The Thundering Herd give up 87.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Miners score 73.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Miners have a rating on offense of 100.7 and 59.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. UTEP turns it over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.3%. The Miners give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 12-8 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 12-9 against the over/under
UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 8-9 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 9-8 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/09/15 G Aleksa Nikolic Facial out for season
12/09/15 G Noah Frampton Shoulder redshirt
UTEP Miners Injuries
12/13/15 C Matt Willms Foot out for season
12/04/15 G Josh McSwiggan Eligibility out for season
02/03/16 C Hooper Vint Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Marshall
Guy's Pick: Take Marshall
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