Rice at Marshall NCAA Basketball Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Rice Owls travel to Ford Center to play the Marshall Thundering Herd on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marshall as 5 point favorites.
Rice comes into this game with an overall record of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 77.4 per contest. Marshall has an overall record of 18-13. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 82.1, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 14-13-2 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 11-20-0 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Martin averages 12.0 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Chris Mullins comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
C.J. Burks averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jon Elmore averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 311th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 226th and 165th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 268th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in the nation. Rice averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 256th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 143rd in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 42nd and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 124th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thundering Herd surrender 82.1 points per contest, which ranks them 346th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 323rd and 275th in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 348th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thundering Herd are 339th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Marshall is 30th in the country with 80.4 points per game this year. They are 204th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 211th in the nation. They are 280th in the country in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game and 120th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Thundering Herd are 223rd in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Owls have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 236th. They are 66th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 215th. As a unit they are 206th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 84th in D-1. Rice is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Marshall is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Thundering Herd have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 163rd. They are 7th in D-1 in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 145th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rice/Marshall college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marshall -5
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