Marshall vs Toledo Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/8/2019
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Toledo -12
The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 12 point favorites.
Marshall heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-5. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 71.1 points per contest while giving up 75.3 per game. Toledo has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 82.8 points per contest and giving up 63.3, which is a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarrod West averages 14.1 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%. Taevion Kinsey comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Luke Knapke averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Marreon Jackson averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thundering Herd allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 296th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 171st and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 340th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the NCAA. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in the nation. Marshall averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 340th in D-1. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 134th and 226th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 49th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 75th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 257th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 206th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Toledo is 20th in the country with 82.8 points per game this year. They are 57th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the nation. They are 20th in the country in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Rockets are 167th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Thundering Herd are 288th in the nation in offensive rating with 94. In terms of pace they are 26th in the country with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 229th. As a team they are 275th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 246th in Division 1. Marshall is 76th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 198th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 112.8, which is ranked 26th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 35th. As a unit they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marshall/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo -12
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