Marshall Thundering Herd vs UTSA Roadrunners Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/13/2020
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA -1.5
The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to UTSA Convocation Center to play the UTSA Roadrunners on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UTSA as 1.5 point favorites.
Marshall comes into this game with an overall record of 12-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. UTSA has an overall record of 11-14. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 77.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 13-10-1 against the over/under
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 9-13-0 against the spread
The UTSA Roadrunners are 16-6-0 against the over/under
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Taevion Kinsey comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Jarrod West averages 14.7 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jhivvan Jackson averages 27.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Keaton Wallace averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marshall averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 80th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 322nd in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 15.2 per game. The Thundering Herd allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 265th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 95th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 336th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in Division 1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UTSA is 20th in the country with 79.0 points per game this year. They are 201st in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 51st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 188th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Roadrunners are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Roadrunners surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 331st in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 258th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 175th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 302nd with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Roadrunners are 242nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Thundering Herd are 216th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.9. In terms of pace they are 15th in the country with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 148th. As a team they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 164th in Division 1. Marshall is 98th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
UTSA is 275th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Roadrunners are 109th in the country in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 23rd in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 124th. As a team they are 120th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marshall/UTSA college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UTSA -1.5
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