Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Thundering Herd vs Hilltoppers CBB Odds
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(23-10) Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (24-9)
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: FORD CENTER AT THE STAR, Frisco, TX
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Western Kentucky -6
CBB Betting Total: 163.5
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Marshall Thundering Herd
As 13 point dogs, Southern Miss was able to pull off the huge upset and take out Middle Tennessee State 71-68. Marshall couldn’t thank them enough. Now, Marshall will be heading to the Conference USA championship matchup after taking out Southern Miss 85-75.
Marshall’s high-scoring offense comes into this matchup with an offense that ranks 94th in efficiency. The defense has been worse ranking 153rd in efficiency.
Marshall has been scorching the nets converting 48.6% of their shots in their last five contests. The offense isn’t the problem, as usual this team is giving up a lot of points allowing 79.6 PPG in that span.
There were lessons to be learned from both losses to Western Kentucky earlier this season, so hopefully they picked up on it and adjust accordingly.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
The Hilltoppers were able to take down a very stout Old Dominion squad 57-49. The shooting wasn’t pretty as they only shot 37% from the field, but they were able to get gritty with Old Dominion and keep them from scoring 50 points.
This is a well-balanced team that ranks 46th in offensive efficiency and 97th in defensive efficiency. You also like to see that this is a battle-tested team that owns the 116th hardest schedule and 72nd ranked out of conference schedule.
Western Kentucky has been their usual selves shooing 48% from the field in their last five contests, while holding opponents to an average of 73.6 PPG in that span as well.
Not only does Western Kentucky have one of the best shooting offenses, they just proved they can get dirty and play some defense. This is something Marshall doesn’t like to do.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MARSH are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- MARSH are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
- MARSH are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing WKU
- WKU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Free Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers NCAAB Prediction: One team plays defense, the other barely plays defense
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Western Kentucky -6
Both teams have been in strong form recently going 8-2 in their last 10. However, one team plays better defense and has had a stronger schedule to make them more hardened. The Hilltoppers just seem destined to make the NCAA Tourney.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Western Kentucky 99 – Marshall 91
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