Sunday, January 3, 2016
Cam Henderson Center
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Cam Henderson Center to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 161.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 8-5 and a road record of 0-3. They are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Thundering Herd have an overall record of 4-9 and a home record of 3-2. They have an over/under record of 5-7 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Justin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Aaron Cosby averages 11.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
James Kelly averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thundering Herd. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ryan Taylor averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Western Kentucky averages 75.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 107th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 102nd and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 12.7 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 200th and 305th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 302nd place in the country. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 332nd in the Division 1.
Marshall averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 87th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 207th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 337th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 166th and 78th respectively. In the turnover department the Thundering Herd rank 253rd with 14 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 334th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 292nd and 326th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 335th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 254th place in the nation. The Thundering Herd force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 53rd in college basketball.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-4 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-5 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-6 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 5-7 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/19/15 C Nathan Smith ACL out for season
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
01/02/16 G Chris Harrison-Docks Suspension out indefinitely
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/09/15 G Aleksa Nikolic Facial out for season
12/09/15 G Noah Frampton Shoulder redshirt
Guy's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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