Thursday, February 2, 2017
Reed Green Coliseum
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The Marshall Thundering Herd head to Reed Green Coliseum to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Thundering Herd come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 2-8. They are 13-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-5. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 6-15 and a home record of 6-4. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Jon Elmore comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Thundering Herd. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Stevie Browning averages 16.1 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Marshall. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Quinton Campbell averages 12 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Cortez Edwards averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Marshall averages 87.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 152nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 108th with 12.6 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 85.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 343rd in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 277th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 348th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in Division 1.
Southern Miss averages 58.6 points per game this year which ranks them 350th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -12.8 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team which has them sitting in the 345th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 350th in the nation. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per contest which ranks them 297th and 307th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 206th with 13.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 168th and 265th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 271st place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in college basketball.
The Thundering Herd average 83.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Thundering Herd have an offensive rating of 110.4 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 77.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. 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 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24%. The Thundering Herd give up 90.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 65 ppg at home and they have averaged 52.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.6 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 87.6 and 54.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Southern Miss turns it over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 23.4%. The Golden Eagles give up 66.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 13-6 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 13-5 against the over/under
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 9-8 against the spread
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 7-10 against the over/under
Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
12/02/16 G Noah Frampton Shoulder out indefinitely
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
02/01/17 G Khari Price Hand "?" Thursday vs. Marshall
01/14/17 F Tim Rowe Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Marshall -10.5
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