Old Dominion Monarchs vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 2/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
The Old Dominion Monarchs (10-15) are traveling to Cam Henderson Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Marshall Thundering Herd (9-16).
The Old Dominion Monarchs faced UAB and took home the win by a score of 81-72 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Monarchs walked away with 19 while UAB finished the game with 23 fouls. They knocked down 4 of their 19 attempts from 3-point land. UAB walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by burying 22 of 26 tries. Furthermore, UAB totaled 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. UAB recorded 11 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defense, Old Dominion allowed 41.1% from the field on 23 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 12 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Monarchs made 25 of their 35 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Old Dominion finished the contest having earned a 51.0% FG percentage (26 of 51) and made 4 out of their 14 3-point attempts.
Mekhi Long is one player who was a major factor for the game. He shot 83.3% from the field and earned 1 assist. He played 38 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. He scored 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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Old Dominion heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 10-15 this season. They lose possession via turnover 11.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.7 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Old Dominion is snagging 36.5 rebounds per game and has earned 319 dimes on the season, which ranks 198th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Monarchs are shooting 29.8% on three-point shots (111 of 373) and 67.3% from the charity stripe. They average 66.4 points per outing (294th in Division 1) on 43.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Monarchs are forcing 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 135th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (67.4). The Monarchs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.6% (597 of 1,403) and they surrender 33.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 263rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 339 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd walked away with a victory by a final of 88-79 when they played UTEP. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Marshall allowed UTEP to get 27 overall (4 offensive). They shot 21.7% from downtown by going 5 of 23 and finished the game at 20 of 23 at the free throw line (87.0%). The Thundering Herd permitted UTEP to convert 27 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8% in this game. Overall, the Thundering Herd finished the game shooting 31 out of 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.4%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Marshall knocked down 11 out of their 22 tries (50.0%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 65.2%. UTEP committed 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Thundering Herd to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Thundering Herd recorded 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in the matchup.
Mikel Beyers was important for the Thundering Herd for the matchup. He converted 3 out of 5 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He had 13 points in his 23 mins on the court and accumulated 4 dimes for the game.
Marshall has a win-loss record of 9-16 on the year. The Thundering Herd commit 15.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 70.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.3 times per contest (99th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Marshall has scored 1,870 points on the campaign (74.8 per contest) and they grab 37.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Thundering Herd are connecting on 44.0% from the field, which is 186th in Division 1.
The Thundering Herd are ranked 336th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 77.0. They have forced 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (290th in the nation). The Marshall defense concedes 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (190 of 542) and their opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 13.1 dimes and 38.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks 222nd and 333rd in college hoops.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Old Dominion
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