Wright State Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wright State Raiders vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Cam Henderson Center is the location where the Marshall Thundering Herd (15-7 last season) will take on the Wright State Raiders (18-6 last year) on Friday.
The Wright State Raiders faced off with the Milwaukee Panthers and went home with a loss by a final score of 94-92 in their last contest. Wright State walked away from the contest with a 47.5% FG percentage (29 of 61) and converted 6 of their 19 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Raiders knocked down 28 of their 35 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 44 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 7 dimes in this contest in addition to creating 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of defense, Wright State allowed their opponent to shoot 42.7% from the field on 32 out of 75 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 10 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, Milwaukee totaled 33 boards (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Milwaukee went 79.2% when shooting free throws by making 19 of 24 attempts. They also made 11 out of their 29 tries from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Raiders walked away with 20 and the Panthers recorded 27 personal fouls.
Grant Basile is one player who played a role in this contest. He went 61.1% from the field but finished the game without a dime. He was on the court for 39 minutes and also totaled 14 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 35 points on 11 out of 18 shooting.
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Wright State steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a mark of 18-6 last year. They turned it over 13.1 times per contest and as a team committed 13.7 fouls per contest. As a basketball team, Wright State snagged 42.3 boards per game and accounted for 369 assists last year, which ranked 91st in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Raiders shot 37.0% on three-point shots (179 of 484) and 72.4% from the free throw line. They had an average of 82.0 points per outing (7th in the nation) on 48.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Raiders were able to force 12.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They were 103rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 272 surrendered over the course of last season. The Raiders defense gave up a shooting percentage of 40.1% (615 of 1,534) and they conceded 33.0 boards per contest as a unit. They gave up 30.6% on three-point shots and they were ranked 93rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (67.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Marshall Thundering Herd took a loss by a final score of 72-68 against the Rice Owls. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Marshall permitted Rice to pull down 29 in total (5 offensive). They finished the game shooting 35.7% from behind the 3-point line via 10 out of 28 and ended up going 12 out of 14 from the charity stripe (85.7%). The Thundering Herd permitted the Owls to make 25 of their 53 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.2% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Thundering Herd shot 28 out of 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. With respect to three-point attempts, Marshall converted 10 of their 34 tries (29.4%). They were able to knock down 2 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. The Owls committed 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for 4 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Thundering Herd corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup.
Jarrod West ended up being a factor for the Thundering Herd for this contest. He converted 7 of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and earned 6 rebounds. He scored 19 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this contest.
Marshall had a mark of 15-7 last season. The Thundering Herd were responsible for committing 15.1 fouls every game and they went 72.5% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 15.9 times per contest (33rd in the country) and they turned it over 12.0 times per contest. Marshall totaled 1,758 pts throughout last year (79.9 per contest) and they pulled down 35.4 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Thundering Herd connected on 47.5% from the field, which was ranked 41st in college basketball.
The Thundering Herd were ranked 241st in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 72.5. They were able to force 14.6 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (177th in college basketball). The Marshall defense conceded 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (175 of 488) and opponents knocked down 66.6% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 12.0 dimes and 37.2 total boards per game, which was ranked 94th and 279th in those categories on the defensive end.
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