Toledo Rockets vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Toledo (+7)
The Marshall Thundering Herd (4-0) host the Toledo Rockets (4-3) at Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Marshall as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 148.
Toledo enters this contest with a mark of 4-3 so far this season. They currently have an average of 72.6 pts per contest (185th in the country) while connecting on 40.9% from the floor. The Rockets are shooting 40.2% on 3-pointers (72 of 179) and 78.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Toledo is snagging 36.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 108 dimes so far this year, which ranks 21st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.6 personal fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Rockets are forcing 12.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. The Rockets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.5% (177 of 407) and they concede 35.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 281st in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 89 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 28.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 138th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.6).
The Toledo Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the UMKC Kangaroos and went home with a win by a final score of 64-57 in their last game. Toledo ended the contest with a 43.6% field goal percentage (17 out of 39) and converted 7 of their 18 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Rockets knocked down 23 of their 26 tries for a rate of 88.5%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 29 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 assists in this game in addition to having 5 steals and 2 blocks. In reference to the defense, Toledo allowed the other team to shoot 43.6% from the field on 17 of 39. UMKC doled out 11 dimes and 6 steals for the game. On top of that, the Kangaroos grabbed 21 rebounds (5 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 2 blocks. UMKC finished the contest at 63.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 11 attempts. They also made 6 of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
Setric Millner is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He accounted for 17 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and also totaled 10 rebounds. Millner finished shooting 60.0% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in this matchup for the Rockets was Ryan Rollins. He pulled down 5 boards and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field in this game by going 4-of-6 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Rollins saw the court for 35 min.
Marshall has a win-loss mark of 4-0 this season. As an offensive unit, the Thundering Herd are connecting on 48.9% from the floor, which is 84th in college basketball. Marshall has accounted for 315 pts for the year (78.8 per game) and they collect 38.3 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 13.8 times per game (162nd in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Thundering Herd commit 19.0 fouls every game and they connect on 74.3% from the free throw line. The Thundering Herd are ranked 85th in college hoops in points given up per game with 64.8. They have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 38.5% from the floor (59th in Division 1). The Marshall defense surrenders 35.8% on 3-pointers (29 of 81) and their opposition knocks down 61.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 10.8 dimes and 33.8 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 76th and 115th in college basketball.
When they last played, the Marshall Thundering Herd got the victory with a final of 81-67 when they faced the Ohio Bobcats. The Thundering Herd were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this game. They rejected 6 attempts while getting 9 steals for the game. The Bobcats committed 19 fouls for the game which took the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Marshall made 5 of their 21 tries (23.8%). In all, the Thundering Herd went 30 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.5%. The Thundering Herd permitted the Bobcats to make 22 out of 55 attempts from the field which had them at 40.0% in this matchup. They finished 35.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 20 and finished the game at 16 of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Marshall permitted Ohio to collect 29 in total (11 offensive).
Taevion Kinsey played big minutes for the Thundering Herd for the game. He converted 10 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 76.9%, which gave him 28 points. Kinsey collected 6 boards in his 38 minutes and earned 2 assists for this contest. One more player who saw a lot of action for Marshall was Jarrod West. He ended up with 14 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 10 shooting for the matchup. West walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field as well as totaling 6 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marshall (-7)
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