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Marshall vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
- Where: Conway at The HTC Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Marshall -9, MARSH -434 | COAST +330 O/U 154.0
Thundering Herd Preview:
Marshall will take the floor against the Chanticleers with an overall record of 19-6. So far, the Thundering Herd have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 6-4. This season, Marshall has been favored to win in 22 games, sitting with a mark of 17-5. For today’s contest, Marshall has a betting line set -9 points in their favor.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey, who is averaging 21.36 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 26.22% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.8 rebounds per game and 5.6 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 18.8 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 49.3% 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 25 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.
Coastal Carolina will take the floor against the Thundering Herd with an overall record of 10-14. So far this season, Coastal Carolina has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-5. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 6-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Chanticleers being +9 point underdogs.
Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Josh Uduje, who is averaging 12.71 points per contest. So far, Uduje has accounted for 17.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 1.25 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 12.42 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 34.1% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Coastal Carolina will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Chanticleers are ranked 153rd at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 535th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Coastal Carolina is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -9
While examining this matchup between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, we recommend grabbing Marshall to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Marshall as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -9. Not only do we like the Marshall’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 2-3 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Marshall and Coastal Carolina are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Marshall to win and cover the spread.