UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Asheville (+12)
The Marshall Thundering Herd (4-1) host the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (3-3) at Cam Henderson Center on Tuesday. UNC Asheville opens this matchup as 12-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 153.5.
UNC Asheville comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-3 this year. They average 77.0 pts per game (112th in D-1) while going 49.0% from the floor. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.5% from downtown (49 of 142) and 56.3% from the free throw line. As a team, UNC Asheville is pulling in 37.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 91 dimes for the season, which is 125th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.3 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs have forced 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 182nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 77 relinquished on the campaign. The Bulldogs are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.7% (157 of 359) and they concede 35.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 25.9% from 3-point land and they are 223rd in the country in opponents points per game (72.5).
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs faced the Chattanooga Mocs and took a loss by a score of 69-66 in their last contest. UNC Asheville wrapped up the game having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and buried 6 of 20 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs knocked down 2 of 7 shots for a rate of 28.6%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 11 assists in this matchup while getting 7 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defense, UNC Asheville allowed 46.8% from the field on 29 out of 62. Chattanooga recorded 14 dimes and 6 steals for this game. On top of that, the Mocs pulled down 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Chattanooga finished shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 14 tries. They knocked down 9 out of their 19 attempts from distance.
Tajion Jones is one player who played a role for this game. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 out of 6 shooting. He played for 33 mins played and grabbed 2 boards. Jones finished the game at 83.3% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in this game for the Bulldogs was Trent Stephney. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-12 (11 points). Overall, Stephney was on the hardwood for 32 minutes.
Marshall has a record of 4-1 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Thundering Herd are connecting on 48.0% from the floor, which ranks 89th in the nation. Marshall has earned 402 pts this season (80.4 per contest) and they grab 38.0 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.4 times per contest (87th in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per contest. The Thundering Herd are responsible for committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they hit 75.8% from the free throw line. The Thundering Herd defensively are ranked 190th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.0. They have surrendered 12.2 dimes and 36.8 boards per game, which ranks 137th and 226th in the nation. The Marshall defense allows 37.5% on shots from distance (48 of 128) and opponents are converting on 66.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 16.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (103rd in college basketball).
When they last played, the Marshall Thundering Herd took home the win by a final score of 85-71 against the Robert Morris Colonials. The Thundering Herd earned 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this game. They also blocked 6 shots while recording 15 steals for this contest. The Colonials had 13 fouls in this game which got the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 87.5%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Marshall buried 11 of 29 attempts (37.9%). Overall, the Thundering Herd went 30 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.5%. The Thundering Herd permitted the Colonials to knock down 28 out of 69 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.6% for this game. They wrapped up this game 52.9% from downtown by connecting on 9 of 17 and finished the contest at 6 out of 8 at the free throw line (75.0%). When discussing rebounds, Marshall permitted Robert Morris to collect 34 in all (13 offensive).
Jarrod West ended up being a factor for the Thundering Herd for the contest. He converted 6 of 11 in the game giving him a rate of 54.5%, which had him finishing with 14 points. West pulled down 9 rebounds in his 35 mins and tallied 8 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Marshall was Jannson Williams. He racked up 24 points in 33 minutes played via 9 out of 17 shooting for the game. Williams ended the game having shot 52.9% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 6 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marshall (-12) and under 153.5 points
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