Check out our free Georgia State vs Marshall pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Huntington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Georgia State vs Marshall Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Thundering Herd Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Georgia State Panthers at Marshall Thundering Herd
- Where: Huntington at Cam Henderson Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Georgia State +12.5, GAST +569 | MARSH -902 O/U 141.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Marshall, the Georgia State Panthers will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 9-12. On the road, the Panthers will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. So far, the Panthers have been the underdog 10 times, going 1-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +12.5 underdogs on the spread.
Georgia State’s leading scorer this season is Dwon Odom, who is averaging 14.16 points per contest. So far, Odom has accounted for 19.27% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.68 rebounds per game and 3.58 assists. Brenden Tucker is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 12.5 points per game. Between him and Tucker, they are accounting for 35.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia State this season, as they are currently ranked 222nd in college basketball at 70.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.9%, placing them 328th in the NCAA.
Thundering Herd Preview:
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into today’s game in what will be their 23rd game of the season, posting a record of 17-5. Currently, the Thundering Herd have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Thundering Herd’s are sitting with a betting line that is -12.5 points in their favor. For the season, Marshall has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 15-5.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey, who is averaging 21.5 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 26.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 5.68 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 19.18 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 49.7% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Marshall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 30.1% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.39% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Georgia State Panthers +12.5
The Marshall Thundering Herd will begin their matchup against Georgia State Panthers as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -12.5. Our analysis favors Marshall’s chances to pull home with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Marshall and Georgia State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Marshall, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Thundering Herd don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come home with the ATS win.