Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
The Marshall Thundering Herd (10-17) are hitting the road to Reed Green Coliseum on Monday where they will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-20).
The Marshall Thundering Herd faced off with Charlotte and took a loss by a final of 99-84 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Thundering Herd ended up finishing with 16 while Charlotte recorded 10 personal fouls. They also buried 9 out of their 20 attempts from distance. Charlotte ended up going 94.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 19 shots. In addition, Charlotte collected 31 boards (4 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Charlotte dished out 21 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. Concerning defending, Marshall allowed 62.1% from the field on 36 out of 58 shooting. They also recorded 19 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned a total of 18 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Thundering Herd buried 8 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. Marshall finished the game with a 51.6% field goal percentage (33 of 64) and made 10 of 22 shots from downtown.
Andrew Taylor is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He notched 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and collected 4 boards. He went 64.3% from the floor and dished out 6 dimes.
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Marshall heads into this game with a win-loss record of 10-17 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 74.9 pts per game (88th in D-1) while going 44.1% from the floor. The Thundering Herd are hitting 29.3% from downtown (199 of 680) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Marshall is pulling down 36.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 391 assists on the campaign, which ranks 70th in college hoops in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.7 fouls every game.
On defense, the Thundering Herd are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 14.9 fouls. They currently rank 258th in college basketball in allowing assists with 358 relinquished on the season. The Thundering Herd defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (763 of 1,678) and they relinquish 38.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They surrender 35.1% from beyond the arc and they rank 336th in college basketball in opponents points per game (77.3).
The last time they took the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took a loss by a final score of 84-70 when they played UTEP. The Golden Eagles pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. UTEP committed 17 fouls in this game which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a percentage of 52.9%. When talking about three-point attempts, Southern Miss converted 3 of their 7 attempts (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Eagles ended up shooting 29 out of 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.7%. The Golden Eagles permitted UTEP to bury 29 of their 61 tries from the field which left them shooting 47.5% in this game. They finished 53.8% from distance by shooting 14 out of 26 and finished the contest at 12 out of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). When discussing how they rebounded, Southern Miss allowed UTEP to get 27 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Isaih Moore was important for the Golden Eagles for the contest. He made 11 of 16 for the matchup giving him a rate of 68.8%, and had 10 rebounds. He recorded 25 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 4 dimes for this game.
Southern Miss has a record of 6-20 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Eagles are shooting 43.2% from the field, which has them ranked 227th in D-1. Southern Miss has accumulated 1,672 points for the season (64.3 per contest) and they collect 34.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.7 times per contest (204th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.7 times per contest. The Golden Eagles are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game and they go 68.5% from the free throw line.
The Southern Miss defense allows 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (253 of 679) and their opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 15.2 assists and 35.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 334th and 259th in those categories on the defensive end. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 306th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 74.4. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (264th in Division 1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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