Check out our free Marshall vs Georgia State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Atlanta. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marshall vs Georgia State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Georgia State Panthers
- Where: Atlanta at GSU Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Marshall -8, MARSH -371 | GAST +286 O/U 145.0
Thundering Herd Preview:
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into today’s game in what will be their 27th game of the season, posting a record of 20-6. On the road, the Thundering Herd will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 7-4. So far, the Thundering Herd have been favored 23 times, going 18-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Marshall as -8 point favorites.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey, who is averaging 21.19 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 25.88% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.85 rebounds per game and 5.54 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 19.35 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 49.5% 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 26 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.
Through 25 games, the Georgia State Panthers have an overall record of 10-15. So far this season, Georgia State has played 17 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-7. For the season, Georgia State has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 1-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +8 point underdogs.
Georgia State’s leading scorer this season is Dwon Odom, who is averaging 13.3 points per contest. So far, Odom has accounted for 18.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.48 rebounds per game and 3.83 assists. Brenden Tucker is the second leading scorer for the Panthers, averaging 12.55 points per game. Between him and Tucker, they are accounting for 35.2% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -8
When analyzing this matchup between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Georgia State Panthers, we see grabbing Marshall to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Marshall as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -8. Not only only do we like the Marshall’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-2 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 Georgia State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the Marshall to win and cover the spread.