Tennessee State Tigers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee State Tigers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee State (+12.5)
The Tennessee State Tigers (18-15 last season) travel to Cam Henderson Center on Friday where they'll meet the Marshall Thundering Herd (17-15 last year). The odds on this contest have Marshall as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 158.
Tennessee State will enter this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 18-15 last year. The Tigers connected on 35.0% from downtown (240 of 686) and 66.0% from the free throw line. They had an average of 71.4 points per contest (169th in the country) while hitting 46.9% from the floor. They lost possession via turnover 17.4 times per game and as a basketball team committed 20.3 personal fouls per game. As a team, Tennessee State grabbed 37.7 rebounds per contest and earned 447 assists last season, which had them ranked 90th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Tigers forced 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 16.8 fouls. They conceded 31.1% on shots from distance and they were 226th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (71.1). The Tigers gave up a FG percentage of 41.1% (793 of 1,928) and they relinquished 32.7 rebounds per game as a team. They were 86th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 356 relinquished throughout last year.
The Tennessee State Tigers took the court against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and took a loss by a final of 58-48 in their last contest. Tennessee State finished the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (18 of 48) and converted 3 of their 18 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 9 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 42 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 dimes in this matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. With respect to defending, Tennessee State allowed the other team to shoot 37.5% from the field on 18 out of 48. Eastern Kentucky recorded 9 dimes and 16 steals for the game. Additionally, the Colonels grabbed 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Eastern Kentucky ended up shooting 70.8% from the free throw line by making 17 of 24 attempts. They also buried 7 of 23 tries from distance.
Michael Littlejohn is one player who was important in the matchup. He left the arena with 7 points on 3 of 12 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Littlejohn ended up going 25.0% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Tigers was Carlos Marshall. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He finished the game at 33.3% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 3-of-9 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Marshall played 29 min.
Marshall had a mark of 17-15 last year. Marshall accumulated 2,429 points throughout last season (75.9 per contest) and they pulled in 38.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Thundering Herd shot 44.2% from the floor, which had them ranked 150th in the country. The Thundering Herd committed 18.8 fouls per game and they went 66.3% from the charity stripe. They assisted teammates 14.2 times per contest (89th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 14.7 times per game. The Thundering Herd on the defensive side of the court were 280th in the country in points allowed per contest with 73.1. They relinquished 10.4 assists and 41.1 total boards per game, which was ranked 32nd and 350th in college hoops. The Marshall defense surrendered 33.1% on 3-pointers (220 of 665) and their opposition made 69.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (46th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Marshall Thundering Herd got the victory with a final of 86-78 when they played the UTEP Miners. The Thundering Herd were able to collect 35 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this game. They also blocked 8 shots while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Miners earned 21 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Thundering Herd to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They were able to make 24 of the free throw tries for a clip of 82.8%. Regarding shots from distance, Marshall made 4 out of their 15 tries (26.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Thundering Herd went 29 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0%. The Thundering Herd permitted the Miners to convert 26 of their 70 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 37.1% in this matchup. They went 40.0% from beyond the arc by going 10 of 25 and finished the contest at 16 of 24 at the free throw line (66.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Marshall allowed UTEP to get 39 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Taevion Kinsey played a lot for the Thundering Herd in this game. He made 10 of 19 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Kinsey snagged 8 rebounds in his 40 mins and accumulated 2 dimes for the game. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Marshall was Jarrod West. He ended up with 10 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 8 from the floor in this contest. West ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tennessee State (+12.5)
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