Marshall vs FIU Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs FIU Panthers
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: FIU -2.5
The Marshall Thundering Herd travel to Ocean Bank Convocation Center to play the FIU Panthers on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has FIU as 2.5 point favorites.
Marshall comes into this game with an overall record of 9-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. FIU has an overall mark of 14-7. They are averaging 79.6 points per contest and giving up 73.4, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 11-8-1 against the over/under
Important FIU Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Panthers are 10-8-0 against the spread
The FIU Panthers are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key FIU Panthers Injuries
01/10/20 G Tevin Brewer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Jarrod West averages 14.4 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Taevion Kinsey comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Osasumwen Osaghae averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Devon Andrews averages 16.4 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thundering Herd allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 324th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the NCAA. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the nation. Marshall averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 325th in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 83rd and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 276th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 94th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 345th with 41.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 329th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. FIU is 19th in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 61st in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 174th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Panthers are 49th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Thundering Herd are 216th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.9. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the country with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 151st. As a team they are 203rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 196th in Division 1. Marshall is 74th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
FIU is 97th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 115th in the country in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they are 11th in Division 1 with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 30th. As a team they are 54th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 50th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marshall/FIU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take FIU -2.5
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