Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
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The Thundering Herd come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 0-5. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2. The Panthers have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Jon Elmore comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Thundering Herd. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Stevie Browning averages 17.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Marshall. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Michael Young averages 22.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jamel Artis averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marshall averages 87.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 30th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 191st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 153rd with 13.4 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 86.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 342nd in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 276th and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 336th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 279th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 79.8 points per game this year which ranks them 55th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 41st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 86th and 50th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 70th with 12.2 per game. The Panthers allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 182nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the nation. The Panthers force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 348th in college basketball.
The Thundering Herd average 82.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Thundering Herd have an offensive rating of 111.4 and they assist on 58.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Marshall turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.7%. The Thundering Herd give up 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 99 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 86.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.6 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 111.7 and 59.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 4.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.2%. The Panthers give up 75.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 6-3 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 7-2 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-6 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-6 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/27/16 F Ryan Taylor Calf is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
12/21/16 F Terrence Thompson Abdominal "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
12/02/16 G Noah Frampton Shoulder out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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