Georgia Southern Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 2/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Southern Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
Cam Henderson Center is the location where the Marshall Thundering Herd (21-6) will compete against the Georgia Southern Eagles (14-13) on Thursday.
The Georgia Southern Eagles faced Arkansas State and walked away with a win by a score of 68-53 in their last game. Georgia Southern walked away from the game having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (25 of 57) and knocked down 7 of their 19 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Eagles buried 11 of 14 shots for a percentage of 78.6%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 26 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 13 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to defense, Georgia Southern let their opponent shoot 35.3% from the field on 18 out of 51 shooting. Arkansas State doled out 10 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Furthermore, Arkansas State pulled down 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Arkansas State ended up going 63.6% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 22 tries. They also buried 3 out of their 13 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Eagles walked away with 17 while Arkansas State racked up 14 fouls.
Andrei Savrasov is someone who played a role in the game. He scored 24 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 27 minutes and also pulled down 12 boards. He finished shooting 69.2% from the field and recorded 2 assists.
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Georgia Southern enters this contest with a mark of 14-13 this year. They are averaging 68.4 pts per contest (263rd in the nation) on 44.0% from the floor. The Eagles are shooting 30.4% on three-point attempts (163 of 536) and 68.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Georgia Southern is pulling in 35.6 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 280 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 334th in the country in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.8 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 142nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 316 surrendered so far this season. The Eagles are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.4% (633 of 1,494) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They give up 33.3% on shots from distance and they are 79th in college basketball in PPG allowed (66.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Marshall Thundering Herd walked away with a victory by a final of 88-77 against Georgia State. Regarding team rebounding, Marshall allowed Georgia State to collect 28 in total (9 on the offensive side). They finished 30.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 3 out of 10 and ended up going 14 of 21 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Thundering Herd permitted Georgia State to knock down 30 of their 61 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 49.2% in the matchup. Overall, the Thundering Herd shot 31 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Marshall converted 11 out of their 27 attempts (40.7%). They were able to convert 15 of those for a percentage of 88.2%. Georgia State committed 12 fouls in this game which took the Thundering Herd to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They also coughed it up 15 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Thundering Herd collected 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the contest.
Taevion Kinsey ended up being a factor for the Thundering Herd for the game. He totaled 37 points in his 40 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 dimes in the matchup. He buried 12 out of 19 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 63.2%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Marshall has a record of 21-6 this season. As an offensive team, the Thundering Herd are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which has them ranked 67th in the nation. Marshall has accumulated 2,217 points this season (82.1 per contest) and they collect 39.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.1 times per contest (4th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.7 times per game. The Thundering Herd are responsible for committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.7% from the free throw line.
The Marshall defense surrenders 31.8% on three-point shots (186 of 584) and their opponents are making 63.3% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.7 dimes and 38.7 boards per game, which is 189th and 356th in the nation. The Thundering Herd on defense are ranked 196th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 70.2. They have forced 15.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the floor (75th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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