Marshall Thundering Herd vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 2/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs UTEP Miners
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Location: Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
The Marshall Thundering Herd (8-16) are headed to Don Haskins Center on Sunday where they will play the UTEP Miners (14-9).
The Marshall Thundering Herd stepped onto the hardwood against FIU and took a loss by a score of 72-71 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Thundering Herd finished with 19 while FIU recorded 9 personal fouls. They also converted 6 out of their 15 tries from downtown. FIU ended up shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 20 attempts. Furthermore, FIU grabbed 28 rebounds (3 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. FIU earned 10 dimes and had 13 steals for this contest. In the matter of the defense, Marshall allowed the other team to shoot 51.0% from the floor on 25 of 49 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and having 12 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Thundering Herd buried 8 of 11 shots for a rate of 72.7%. Marshall ended with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 out of 60) and knocked down 9 out of their 28 3-point shots.
Andrew Taylor is one player who came through in the matchup. He walked away with 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and also pulled down 1 rebound. He finished 57.1% from the field and recorded 5 assists.
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Marshall enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 8-16 so far this year. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Marshall is collecting 37.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 334 assists for the season, which ranks 109th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Thundering Herd are shooting 27.5% on shots from distance (168 of 610) and 71.3% from the free throw line. They average 74.3 points per game (104th in D-1) while hitting 43.6% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Thundering Herd are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.0 personal fouls. They give up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 334th in college basketball in points per game allowed (76.9). The Thundering Herd defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.1% (675 of 1,496) and they concede 38.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 252nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 317 conceded on the campaign.
In their last game, the UTEP Miners took a loss by a final score of 66-58 when they played North Texas. The Miners were able to snag 16 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 for this game. They also turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. North Texas had 9 personal fouls in this game which got the Miners to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 100.0%. In the matter of shooting from distance, UTEP made 4 of their 10 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Miners ended up shooting 24 out of 44 from the floor which had them at 54.5%. The Miners permitted North Texas to knock down 23 out of their 45 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.1% for the matchup. They went 30.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 out of 10 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 27 at the free throw line (63.0%). When it comes to rebounding, UTEP permitted North Texas to collect 19 in all (6 offensive).
Souley Boum ended up having an impact for the Miners in this game. He converted 11 of 16 for this game giving him a rate of 68.8%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He accumulated 32 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 assists in this matchup.
UTEP has a win-loss mark of 14-9 so far this year. The Miners are responsible for committing 18.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.3 times per game (238th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.0 times per contest. UTEP has accounted for 1,579 pts this year (68.7 per contest) and they average 32.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Miners are connecting on 42.3% from the field, which ranks 270th in D-1.
The Miners on defense are ranked 75th in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (235th in the country). The UTEP defense allows 33.0% on 3-pointers (131 of 397) and their opposition knocks down 64.5% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 35.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 76th and 243rd in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UTEP
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