UL Monroe Warhawks vs Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UL Monroe Warhawks vs Marshall Thundering Herd
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, WV
The Marshall Thundering Herd (17-4) will go up against the UL Monroe Warhawks (9-12) at Cam Henderson Center on Thursday.
The UL Monroe Warhawks stepped onto the hardwood against Troy and took a loss by a final of 77-53 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Warhawks ended up with 15 while Troy recorded 17 personal fouls. They buried 13 of their 25 tries from downtown. Troy shot 82.4% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 17 tries. In addition, Troy grabbed 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Troy totaled 14 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. Concerning defending, UL Monroe let their opponent shoot 53.2% from the floor on 25 out of 47 shooting. They also recorded 10 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 23 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Warhawks made 10 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. UL Monroe walked away from the game having earned a 31.5% field goal percentage (17 of 54) and made 9 of 22 3-pointers.
Thomas Howell is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He finished 71.4% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. He was on the court for 37 minutes and snagged 4 rebounds. He notched 14 points on 5 out of 7 shooting.
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UL Monroe steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 9-12 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.0 fouls per contest. As a team, UL Monroe is pulling in 34.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 300 dimes on the year, which is 80th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Warhawks are hitting 35.8% on shots from downtown (152 of 425) and 69.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.5 pts per contest (231st in Division 1) while shooting 43.0% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Warhawks are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 288th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 288 surrendered on the year. The Warhawks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (519 of 1,199) and they relinquish 35.3 boards per game as a squad. They give up 34.6% on shots from downtown while they are 171st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (69.0).
When they last played, the Marshall Thundering Herd went home victorious with a score of 87-78 when they played Arkansas State. Concerning how they rebounded, Marshall allowed Arkansas State to snag 44 in all (16 on the offensive glass). They finished 35.7% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). The Thundering Herd allowed Arkansas State to knock down 29 out of 68 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Thundering Herd went 31 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Marshall buried 8 of their 15 tries (53.3%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.0%. Arkansas State committed 18 fouls in the matchup which took the Thundering Herd to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Thundering Herd snagged 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game.
Andrew Taylor ended up being important for the Thundering Herd in this matchup. He made 9 of 19 in this contest for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and had 2 rebounds. He recorded 27 points in his 42 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists in the matchup.
Marshall has a win-loss record of 17-4 for the campaign. The Thundering Herd are responsible for committing 15.7 fouls per contest and they hit 63.8% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 18.5 times per contest (4th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.6 times per contest. Marshall has 1,719 pts for the campaign (81.9 per game) and they pull in 41.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Thundering Herd are shooting 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 48th in the country.
The Thundering Herd on defense are ranked 186th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 69.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (101st in Division 1). The Marshall defense allows 32.2% on 3-point shots (149 of 463) and opponents are making 63.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.7 dimes and 37.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 189th and 328th in the nation.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UL Monroe
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