Marshall vs. Florida Atlantic - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Atlantic (16-14) at Marshall (14-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Henderson Center)
The Line: Marshall -6.5 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Atlantic Owls (16-14, CONF 8-9) and Marshall Thundering Herd (14-15, CONF 8-8) face off in a Conference USA showdown at the Cam Henderson Center.
FAU comes into this game playing well having won two of the last three games with the only loss coming on the road against Old Dominion in overtime. In each of the last three games the Owls have covered the spread.
On the road this season FAU only has two wins, and the offense hasn't been as strong averaging only 64.5 points per game. The defense also hasn’t been elite with FAU giving up 71.5 points per game.
In Florida Atlantic’s last game they used a balanced attack with six players putting up at least nine points. Jailyn Ingram was the leader of the group putting up 19 points in 31 minutes of play.
Marshall is having a down year, but over the last eight games, they have come away with five victories.
At home this season, Marshall has a0=6 record and the offense has been strong averaging 74.2 points per game. The defense hasn’t been the strong point for the Thundering Herd giving up 73.3 points per game overall.
Marshall is led by guard Taevion Kinsey who is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. In the last game against UAB, Kinsey put up 22 points shooting 47.4 percent from the floor.
FAU is 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games played on Wednesday. The under is 9-3 in FAU’s last 12 games played on Wednesday.
Marshall is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games played on Wednesday. The favorite is 10-1 against the spread in the last11 meetings between Marshall and Florida Atlantic. FAU is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight meetings.
This has been a matchup dominated by the favorite and it’s going to happen again. Look for Marshall to run up teh score and that will be enough for a win and cover of the spread.