Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Cam Henderson Center is where the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-1) will take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (3-1) on Tuesday.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns stepped onto the hardwood against Indiana and took a loss by a score of 76-44 in their last contest. Louisiana ended the game with a 19.2% field goal percentage (14 of 73) and knocked down 2 of their 20 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Ragin' Cajuns converted 14 of 24 shots for a rate of 58.3%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 21 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 5 dimes in the matchup while creating 24 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In the matter of the defense, Louisiana let their opponent shoot 53.8% from the field on 28 of 52 shooting. Indiana totaled 22 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, Indiana collected 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Indiana finished shooting 76.9% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of their 13 shots. They converted 10 of 19 shots from distance. Concerning fouls, the Ragin' Cajuns left the arena with 17 and Indiana accumulated 25 fouls.
Theo Akwuba is one guy who came through for this contest. He left the arena with 9 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 23 mins played and totaled 10 boards. He went 40.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist.
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Louisiana enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-1 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Louisiana is collecting 43.3 boards per contest and has tallied 45 assists for the campaign, which ranks 262nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Ragin' Cajuns are hitting 31.6% on 3-pointers (31 of 98) and 59.8% from the free throw line. They average 68.8 points per outing (244th in college basketball) while hitting 36.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Ragin' Cajuns are forcing their opponents into 20.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 31.9% on shots from distance and they are 60th in the country in opponents PPG (60.0). The Ragin' Cajuns defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.4% (93 of 236) and they surrender 39.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 89th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 41 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Marshall Thundering Herd went home victorious with a score of 80-66 when they played Jackson State. The Thundering Herd were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. Jackson State committed 19 fouls for the game which got the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.0%. Concerning shooting from distance, Marshall buried 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Thundering Herd finished shooting 30 for 64 from the floor which had them at 46.9%. The Thundering Herd permitted Jackson State to make 25 out of 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.9% for the contest. They went 45.0% from 3-point land by going 9 of 20 and ended up going 7 out of 11 at the free throw line (63.6%). In the matter of rebounding, Marshall allowed Jackson State to snag 33 overall (7 offensive).
Obinna Anochili-Killen pitched in for the Thundering Herd for this contest. He recorded 15 points in his 34 minutes on the court, but finished this game without an assist. He made 4 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 36.4%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Marshall has a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Thundering Herd are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which is ranked 155th in college basketball. Marshall has totaled 321 pts this season (80.3 per game) and they collect 43.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per contest (71st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. The Thundering Herd commit 16.0 fouls per game while shooting 77.2% from the free throw line.
The Marshall defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from distance (30 of 82) and their opposition knocks down 68.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.3 assists and 36.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 222nd and 216th in the nation. The Thundering Herd defensively are ranked 202nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (169th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Louisiana
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