UTEP at Marshall 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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UTEP (17-14) at Marshall 16-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Ford Center at The Star)
The Line: Marshall -1.5 -- Over/Under: 140
The UTEP Miners (17-14, CONF 8-10) and Marshall Thundering Herd (16-15, CONF 10-8) face off on Wednesday in the Conference USA tournament at the Ford Center at The Star. Marshall beat UTEP 71-61 earlier this season.
The University of Texas-El Paso has been up and down this season, but coming into this game they have won four games in a row. In each of the last four games, the Miners were also able to cover the spread.
UTEP isn’t an elite offensive team, and away from home they are averaging 62.7 points per game while the defense is giving up 68 points per game.
UTEP is led by Bryson Williams who is averaging 17.6 points while shooting 50 percent from the field. As good as Williams has been, in each of the last two games they have scored only nine points.
Marshall got off to a slow start to the season but they also come into this game hot having won six of their last eight games. In each of the last three games the Thundering Herd have scored at least 80 points.
On the season Marshall is averaging 75.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 73.7 points per game.
Marshall likes to play a fast paced game, so if they want to have success in this game it’s all going to come down to the offense.
The under is 9-3 in UTEP’s last 12 games overall. UTEP is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played on Wednesday. Marshall is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games played on Wednesday. The under is 14-6 in Marshall’s last 20 games as a favorite. UTEP is 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings.
Marshall is the better offensive team and they are going to run up the score in this game. Look for Marshall to push the pace and UTEP won’t have any answer. Back Marshall to win this game and cover the spread. With Marshall's scoring this game will also go over the total.