Marshall Thundering Herd vs Wright State Raiders Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Wright State Raiders
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Nutter Center in Fairborn, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall (-1.5)
Nutter Center is the venue where and the Wright State Raiders (0-0) will play the Marshall Thundering Herd (1-0) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Marshall as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 156.
Marshall comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 70 points per outing (175th in D-1) while going 43.9% from the floor. The Thundering Herd are shooting 20.0% on shots from distance (5 of 25) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Marshall is pulling in 39 boards per contest and is sitting with 16 assists on the season, which has them ranked 236th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 14 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Thundering Herd are forcing 18 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 13 fouls. They rank 8th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 8 relinquished on the campaign. The Thundering Herd defense is giving up a FG percentage of 38.2% (21 of 55) and they relinquish 38 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 25.0% from 3-point land and they are 27th in college basketball in opponents points per game (56).
The Marshall Thundering Herd played the Arkansas State Red Wolves and took home the win by a score of 70-56 in their last game. Marshall wrapped up the game with a 43.9% FG percentage (29 of 66) and made 5 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Thundering Herd made 7 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 assists in this contest as well as earning 11 steals and 10 blocks. In terms of the defense, Marshall allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the field on 29 of 66. Arkansas State earned 8 dimes and 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Red Wolves had 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 10 blocks. Arkansas State finished the game at 47.8% from the free throw line by burying 11 of 23 shots. They buried 3 out of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jarrod West is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up finishing with 9 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and also snagged 2 rebounds. West finished the game shooting 36.4% from the floor and earned 8 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Thundering Herd was Taevion Kinsey. He snagged 7 rebounds and had 3 dimes. He went 63.6% from the field for this contest by going 7-of-11 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Kinsey was on the hardwood for 30 minutes.
Wright State had a record of 25-7 last year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Raiders hit 45.6% from the field, which was ranked 195th in D-1. Wright State earned 2,580 pts throughout last year (80.6 per contest) and they grabbed 40.0 rebounds per game. They earned an assist 13.8 times per game (130th in Division 1) and they lost possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. The Raiders committed 16.1 fouls per contest and they hit 67.3% from the free throw line. The Raiders were ranked 148th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.8. They forced their opponents into 14.2 TO's per game and let teams shoot 41.6% from the floor (130th in Division 1). The Wright State defense surrendered 30.1% on shots from distance (200 of 665) and opponents made 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They gave up 10.6 assists and 37.1 rebounds per game, which was ranked 80th and 165th in D-1.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wright State Raiders walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-56 when they played the UIC Flames. The Raiders corralled 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this contest. They stuffed 4 tries while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Flames earned 23 fouls in this game which got the Raiders to the charity stripe for a total of 29 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 51.7%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Wright State made 7 of their 28 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Raiders finished the game shooting 17 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 28.3%. The Raiders permitted the Flames to bury 29 out of 60 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.3% in this matchup. They finished shooting 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 4 out of 16 and ended up going 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Wright State permitted UIC to pull down 42 in all (8 offensive).
Cole Gentry ended up being a factor for the Raiders for this game. He knocked down 1 out of 7 for the game giving him a rate of 14.3%, which got him 5 points. Gentry collected 2 rebounds in his 33 mins and had 4 dimes for this contest. Someone else that ended up coming through for Wright State was Billy Wampler. He notched 14 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 18 shooting for the matchup. Wampler finished going 27.8% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marshall (-1.5)
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