Ohio Bobcats vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+3.5)
The Marshall Thundering Herd (3-0) play the Ohio Bobcats (4-1) at Cam Henderson Center on Sunday. Ohio opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 152.5.
Ohio will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-1 on the year. They currently have an average of 87.2 pts per game (30th in the country) while going 52.3% from the field. The Bobcats are shooting 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (43 of 116) and 61.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Ohio is collecting 38.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 96 dimes on the year, which is 23rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.2 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per game and they draw 22.8 fouls. They are conceding 29.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 102nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.6). The Bobcats defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 38.2% (113 of 296) and they concede 32.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 213th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 60 relinquished this year.
The Ohio Bobcats took the court against the Purdue Northwest Pride and took home the win by a score of 92-72 in their last contest. Ohio finished with a 52.9% FG percentage (36 out of 68) and buried 6 out of their 23 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Bobcats made 14 of 23 attempts for a rate of 60.9%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 assists in the matchup while getting 10 steals and 5 rejections. When talking about defense, Ohio allowed their opponent to shoot 52.9% from the field on 36 of 68. Purdue Northwest recorded 18 assists and 7 steals for the game. In addition, the Pride grabbed 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Purdue Northwest shot 64.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 17 tries. They also knocked down 7 of 17 shots from distance.
Jason Preston is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also snagged 3 rebounds. Preston shot 66.7% from the floor and also recorded 11 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this matchup for the Bobcats was Lunden McDay. He totaled 4 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field in the matchup by going 4-of-8 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, McDay played for 33 min.
Marshall has a win-loss record of 3-0 on the campaign. The Thundering Herd commit 19.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.3 times per contest (140th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per game. Marshall has 234 pts so far this year (78.0 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Thundering Herd are shooting 47.3% from the field, which ranks them 120th in college basketball. The Thundering Herd defensively are ranked 83rd in college hoops in points given up per game with 64.0. They are able to force 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.1% from the field (62nd in Division 1). The Marshall defense gives up 36.1% from downtown (22 of 61) and their opposition makes 56.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 10.0 assists and 35.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 52nd and 139th in D-1.
For their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd took home the win by a final score of 84-72 when they played the Charleston Cougars. The Thundering Herd were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the matchup. They stuffed 6 shots while getting 5 steals for the game. The Cougars committed 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to 3-point shots, Marshall buried 12 of their 21 tries (57.1%). When the game finished, the Thundering Herd finished 31 for 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.4%. The Thundering Herd allowed the Cougars to convert 23 of their 60 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.3% in this contest. They finished shooting 38.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 of 31 and finished the contest at 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Marshall permitted Charleston to snag 26 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Taevion Kinsey played big minutes for the Thundering Herd for the contest. He buried 6 of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, which earned him 13 points. Kinsey grabbed 2 rebounds in his 40 minutes and earned 9 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Marshall was Jarrod West. He racked up 19 points in his 35 minutes played via 7 of 10 shooting in this matchup. West finished going 70.0% from the field while also collecting 5 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ohio (+3.5)
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