Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 1/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
TV: Youtube TV
Cam Henderson Center is where the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-4) will meet the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (14-3) on Thursday.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against UL Monroe and notched a win by a score of 65-60 in their last game. Southern Miss finished the contest with a 36.7% field goal percentage (22 of 60) and knocked down 9 of 27 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 12 of their 13 tries for a rate of 92.3%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled a total of 31 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in this game while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing defending, Southern Miss let their opponent shoot 39.7% from the field on 23 of 58 shooting. UL Monroe doled out 15 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Additionally, UL Monroe snagged 30 boards (10 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. UL Monroe finished shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of 9 attempts. They made 8 of their 21 attempts from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 11 and UL Monroe totaled 10 personal fouls.
DeAndre Pinckney is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He scored 24 points on 6 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and grabbed 11 rebounds. He went 33.3% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Southern Miss heads into this game with a mark of 14-3 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a group they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Southern Miss is pulling in 38.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 255 dimes on the year, which is 58th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 32.9% on three-point attempts (124 of 377) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 76.1 points per game (92nd in college hoops) while going 46.2% from the field.
On defense, the Golden Eagles are forcing 16.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.2 fouls. They give up 31.7% from 3-point land while they are 31st in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.0). The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.1% (373 of 930) and they relinquish 32.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 131st in D-1 in giving up assists with 195 conceded for the campaign.
For their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd went home victorious with a score of 81-66 when they faced Coastal Carolina. In relation to how they rebounded, Marshall permitted Coastal Carolina to grab 33 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 33.3% from three-point range by hitting 10 of 30 and ended up going 4 out of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). The Thundering Herd permitted Coastal Carolina to convert 26 of 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.1% in this game. When the game finished, the Thundering Herd finished the game shooting 28 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Marshall made 7 of 28 tries (25.0%). They were able to make 18 of those for a percentage of 69.2%. Coastal Carolina was called for 21 fouls in this game which got the Thundering Herd to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Thundering Herd earned 31 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup.
Taevion Kinsey was important for the Thundering Herd for the matchup. He buried 10 out of 15 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He scored 27 points in his 40 minutes on the court and totaled 9 assists in the matchup.
Marshall has a win-loss mark of 13-4 this season. The Thundering Herd commit 15.7 fouls per contest while shooting 62.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.9 times per contest (6th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per contest. Marshall has accounted for 1,389 points this season (81.7 per game) and they snag 43.2 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Thundering Herd are hitting on 46.5% from the floor, which ranks 82nd in college basketball.
The Thundering Herd on defense are ranked 191st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 69.1. They are able to force 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (84th in the nation). The Marshall defense allows 31.6% on three-point shots (124 of 393) and their opponents are connecting on 62.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 12.6 assists and 37.6 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 189th and 327th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Southern Miss
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