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Marshall vs Texas State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Texas State Bobcats
- Where: San Marcos at Strahan Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Marshall -6, MARSH -266 | TXST +210 O/U 137.5
Thundering Herd Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas State, the Marshall Thundering Herd will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 15-4. On the road, the Thundering Herd will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. So far, the Thundering Herd have been favored 17 times, going 13-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Marshall as -6 point favorites.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey, who is averaging 21.21 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 25.98% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.79 rebounds per game and 6.0 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 18.84 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 49.1% 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 19 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.
The Texas State Bobcats head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 10-9. Currently, the Bobcats have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. So far, the Bobcats have been the underdog 9 times, going 5-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
Texas State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mason Harrell who is averaging 15.82 points per game for the Bobcats. Harrell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bobcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Brandon Davis who has hit 45.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 7.53 points per game.
Texas State comes into their matchup vs Marshall looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 217th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.1%. So far, 30.48% of the Bobcats’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 64.2 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd -6
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 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 Bobcats’ defense. At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Thundering Herd to come out on top and cover.
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