Check out our free Marshall vs Georgia Southern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Statesboro. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marshall vs Georgia Southern Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Georgia Southern Eagles
- Where: Statesboro at W. S. Hanner Fieldhouse
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Marshall -6.5, MARSH -308 | GAS +243 O/U 140.0
Thundering Herd Preview:
Marshall will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 12-3. So far, the Thundering Herd have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. This season, Marshall has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3. For today’s contest, Marshall have a betting line set -6.5 points in their favor.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey who is averaging 20.47 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 24.92% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.33 rebounds per game and 5.6 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 19.0 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 48.0% 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 15 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.
Georgia Southern will take the floor against the Thundering Herd with an overall record of 9-6. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 6-2. So far, the Eagles have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Georgia Southern’s leading scorer this season is Andrei Savrasov who is averaging 12.62 points per contest. So far, Savrasov has accounted for 16.06% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.62 rebounds per game and 0.92 assists. Jalen Finch is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 10.6 points per game. Between him and Finch, they are accounting for 31.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia Southern this season, as they are currently ranked 347th in college basketball at 66.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.3%, placing them 454th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -6.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Marshall Thundering Herd to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6.5 point betting favorites. Although Marshall as a team is just 256th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Eagles’ defense. In addition, the Thundering Herd have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -6.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Thundering Herd to come out on top and cover.