Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Blazers vs Thundering Herd CBB Odds
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(15-11) UAB Blazers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (14-11)
2017 NCAA Basketball – CUSA
Date: Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Marshall -3
CBB Betting Total: 174
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Both of these teams are in the second tier in Conference USA.
That league is unlikely to get more than one bid so these games down the stretch will be about getting in the right position to try and take the tournament.
Marshall is one of the more exciting teams as they play at a really fast pace.
The Blazers are a decent team that can compete with anyone in the conference.
Their top top player is William Lee. Lee is a super talented athlete that was a top recruit but has not produced as much as expected. Sure he leads in scoring rebounding and blocks but he can provide more.
Chris Cokley is another forward who can produce so Lee it not all alone inside. He is second on the team in scoring and rebounding.
Guard play will be critical in this one as Marshall likes to play fast. The Blazers really spread around the minutes with no guard playing more than 28 – Dirk Williams.
The backcourt is filled with guys who are mostly the same: good athletes, careful with the ball but not great shooters. They will have to manage time and score against Marshall.
UAB got a big win over Marshall when they met a month ago, they scored 94 points and held the Herd to just 78. Marshall really struggled from the floor that day but at home they should be better.
Marshall Thundering Herd
Marshall is 7th in the nation in scoring at 86ppg. They also give up 84ppg. So I guess they are really hoping to get that last shot and make it count.
Leading this high scoring attack is Jon Elmore at 19ppg. He is also tops in assists and just scored 32 points in their last game against Western Kentucky.
Ryan Taylor is just 6’5″ but he leads the team in rebound and blocks. The senior is one of the most productive per minute players in the country.
The Herd run up and down the floor and have great balance with 5 players averaging in double figures. Senior Austin Loop is a dynamite shooter making 47% of his threes.
Marshall will be looking for revenge in this one. They have been a good spread team this season, especially at home where they are 8-1ATS.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in MRSH last 8 home games.
- MRSH are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games.
- Over is 18-7-1 in MRSH last 26 overall.
- Under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Marshall.
- UAB are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free UAB Blazers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd NCAAB Prediction:
Look for lots of points in this one. Likely from both sides.
You have to like that Marshall has such a great spread record at home. I can’t believe I missed that one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER
I think the smart play is to go with the home team here. The venue will make a difference and they should win by 8 or more.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Marshall 88 – UAB 78
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