Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/6/2020
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall -10.5
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to Cam Henderson Center to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The opening line for this game has Marshall as 10.5 point favorites.
Southern Miss heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-16. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 67.2 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Marshall has an overall mark of 10-13. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 10-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Marshall Thundering Herd are 12-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
01/31/20 G David McCoy Suspension is out for season
01/31/20 G Jay Malone Suspension is out for season
Key Marshall Thundering Herd Injuries
No key injuries to report
Gabe Watson comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tyler Stevenson averages 12.4 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Taevion Kinsey scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Jarrod West averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averages 67.2 points per contest, which is 284th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 135th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 301st in the nation. They average 34.4 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 240th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 85th with 14.3 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 277th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 234th and 273rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 110th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 229th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 130th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marshall is 86th in the nation with 75.0 points per contest this season. They are 110th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 331st in the NCAA. They are 78th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 151st in assists per game with 13.4. The Thundering Herd are 32nd in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Thundering Herd give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 267th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 98th and 194th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 334th with 39.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Thundering Herd are 311th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 97.3, which is ranked 266th. They are 234th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 233rd. As a unit they are 237th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 333rd in D-1. Southern Miss is 67th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Marshall is 75th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Thundering Herd have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 223rd. They are 13th in D-1 in pace with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 159th. As a unit they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 193rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Marshall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Southern Miss +10.5
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