Charlotte 49ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 3/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte 49ers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+13)
The Charlotte 49ers (9-13) are headed to Cam Henderson Center on Friday where they'll take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6). The line on this contest has Marshall as 13-point favorites. The over/under is set at 138.5.
Charlotte heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 9-13 on the campaign. The 49ers are connecting on 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc (125 of 388) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 63.3 points per game (329th in the nation) while going 44.0% from the floor. They cough up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 14.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 30.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 260 dimes for the season, which is 224th in the nation in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the 49ers are able to force 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 208th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 290 conceded on the year. The 49ers are giving up a FG percentage of 44.6% (536 of 1,201) and they concede 31.1 boards per contest as a team. They give up 32.8% on 3-point shots while they are 61st in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.7).
The Charlotte 49ers took the court against the UTEP Miners and took a loss by a final of 77-62 in their last game. Charlotte finished the contest with a 40.8% FG percentage (20 of 49) and knocked down 4 out of their 15 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the 49ers made 18 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 13 assists for the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to defense, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 50.8% from the floor on 32 of 63 shooting. UTEP doled out 15 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, UTEP collected 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. UTEP finished the game at 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 3 of their 4 tries. They made 10 out of their 20 shots from beyond the arc.
Jahmir Young is a player who played a role for the matchup. He notched 12 points on 3 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and also collected 1 board. Young ended up going 30.0% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the 49ers was Jhery Matos. He didn't pull down a rebound in 31 minutes on the hardwood. He finished 42.9% from the floor for this game via 3-of-7 (7 points). Overall, Matos totaled 3 assists.
Marshall has a win-loss mark of 13-6 for the year. The Thundering Herd are responsible for committing 15.4 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 16.4 times per contest (25th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. Marshall has tallied 1,540 pts for the year (81.1 per contest) and they pull in 35.3 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Thundering Herd are hitting on 47.9% from the field, which is ranked 43rd in the country. The Thundering Herd on defense are ranked 254th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 73.2. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.5% from the floor (188th in college hoops). The Marshall defense gives up 35.8% on three-point shots (152 of 424) and opponents are knocking down 66.6% of their foul shots. They give up 12.4 assists and 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 124th and 298th in the nation.
When they last stepped on the court, the Marshall Thundering Herd went home victorious with a score of 73-72 against the North Texas Mean Green. The Thundering Herd collected 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 12 steals in this matchup. The Mean Green were called for 17 fouls for the game which got the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 55.0%. In terms of shooting from distance, Marshall knocked down 10 out of their 18 tries (55.6%). When the game finished, the Thundering Herd finished 26 for 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.1%. The Thundering Herd allowed the Mean Green to make 26 of their 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 45.6% in the matchup. They finished shooting 48.3% from distance via 14 out of 29 and finished the game at 6 out of 7 at the free throw line (85.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Marshall permitted North Texas to grab 27 in total (7 offensive).
Andrew Taylor ended up being a major contributor for the Thundering Herd for the contest. He converted 7 of 10 in the game giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Taylor totaled 20 points in his 39 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Marshall was Taevion Kinsey. He finished this one with no assists in his 38 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 15 from the floor. Kinsey ended the game having shot 46.7% from the field while also collecting 18 points and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marshall (-13) and over 138.5 points
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