Robert Morris Colonials vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Robert Morris Colonials vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Robert Morris (+16.5)
Cam Henderson Center is the venue where and the Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1) will take on the Robert Morris Colonials (1-1) on Sunday. Marshall opens this matchup as 16.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 144.5.
Robert Morris enters this contest with a win-loss record of 1-1 so far this year. The Colonials are shooting 25.0% on shots from beyond the arc (9 of 36) and 63.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.0 pts per game (227th in the country) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Robert Morris is collecting 34.0 boards per game and has tallied 30 assists this season, which ranks 306th in the country in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Colonials are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 16th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 23 surrendered this season. The Colonials are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.0% (54 of 120) and they surrender 38.0 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 40.0% on 3-pointers while they are 198th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (71.0).
The Robert Morris Colonials faced off with the Bowling Green Falcons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-65 in their last game. Robert Morris ended with a 47.1% field goal percentage (24 of 51) and made 4 of 17 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Colonials buried 13 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 61.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 13 dimes for this game while getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Robert Morris allowed 47.1% from the field on 24 out of 51. Bowling Green totaled 18 dimes and 4 steals for the game. On top of that, the Falcons collected 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Bowling Green went 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 9 of their 12 attempts. They also buried 8 of 15 attempts from long range.
AJ Bramah is a player who played a lot in this game. He ended up scoring 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and also grabbed 8 boards. Bramah walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Colonials was Dante Treacy. He had 2 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He finished shooting 33.3% from the floor in this contest by shooting 2-of-6 (8 points). When the final whistle blew, Treacy played 31 min.
Marshall has a mark of 4-1 for the campaign. The Thundering Herd have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.4 times per game (84th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. Marshall has earned 402 points so far this season (80.4 per contest) and they pull down 38.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thundering Herd are connecting on 48.0% from the floor, which ranks 93rd in the nation. The Thundering Herd on defense are ranked 194th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 71.0. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (102nd in the country). The Marshall defense allows 35.1% on three-point shots (39 of 111) and their opponents are connecting on 65.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.0 assists and 36.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 133rd and 214th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Marshall Thundering Herd took a loss by a final score of 96-87 against the Toledo Rockets. The Thundering Herd snagged 31 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the contest. They also blocked 10 attempts while getting 6 steals for the game. The Rockets were called for 18 fouls for this contest which got the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Marshall made 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Thundering Herd finished the game shooting 31 for 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. The Thundering Herd permitted the Rockets to convert 34 out of 75 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3% for the matchup. They shot 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 10 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Marshall allowed Toledo to pull down 45 in total (12 offensive).
Jarrod West ended up playing a lot for the Thundering Herd in this contest. He knocked down 5 of 18 in the game for a field goal percentage of 27.8%, which had him finishing with 13 points. West pulled down 5 boards in his 38 mins and had 6 assists in the game. One more player that played a role for Marshall was Taevion Kinsey. He finished with 20 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 of 14 from the floor for this contest. Kinsey finished going 57.1% from the floor and also collecting 6 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Robert Morris (+16.5)
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