Check out our free Marshall vs Robert Morris pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Moon Township. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marshall vs Robert Morris Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Colonials Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Robert Morris Colonials
- Where: Moon Township at UPMC Events Center
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Marshall -8, MARSH -376 | ROBMS +288 O/U 147.0
Thundering Herd Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Robert Morris, the Marshall Thundering Herd will be taking the floor for the 10th time this season and have an overall record of 8-1. So far, the Thundering Herd have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 2-1. This season, Marshall has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1. For today’s contest, Marshall have a betting line set -8 points in their favor.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey who is averaging 20.33 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 24.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.78 rebounds per game and 5.56 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 19.22 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 47.4% 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 9 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Marshall, the Robert Morris Colonials will be taking the floor for the 11th time this season and have an overall record of 4-6. So far this season, Robert Morris has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 2-2. For the season, Robert Morris has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Colonials being +8 point underdogs.
Kahliel Spear comes into today’s game as the Colonials’ leading scorer at 14.7 points per contest. Not only has Spear been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Robert Morris’ top rebounder at 8.5 boards per contest. Behind Spear, the team has benefited from the strong play of Josh Corbin who is second on the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.0% of his shots and is adding 2.7 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Robert Morris this season, as they are currently ranked 255th in college basketball at 69.4 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 Colonials’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 261st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -8
When analyzing this matchup between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Robert Morris Colonials, we see grabbing Marshall to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the 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 4-1 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 Robert Morris 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.