North Texas at Marshall - 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Marshall Thundering Herd (12-6) vs North Texas Mean Green (13-6)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Henderson Center)
Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd -2.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The North Texas Mean Green will face the Marshall Thundering Herd in a rematch of last nights game. North Texas came away with the win, and remain tied for first in Conference USA West.
After their win last night, North Texas has now won four games in a row. The last three of those wins have been on the road. Their record is now an even 5-5 on the road. In last nights game, the Mean Green shot 56.9% from the field en route to a 77-65 win at Marshall. Of their 29 makes, 12 came via assist. James Reese led the way for Marshall with 21 points and 7 rebounds in the game. North Texas turned the ball over 18 times in the game, just above their season average of 13.8 per. On the season North Texas is averaging 72.6 points per game while allowing 61.7 to their opponents. Javion Hamlet leads the team with 13.2 points and 4.1 assists per game.
Marshall heads into this game having lost last night after winning the previous three. They did not shoot the ball particularly well against the Mean Green, shooting 41.1% from the field but managed to knock down 38.5% from deep. The Thundering Herd has assists on 12 of their 23 baskets. Andrew Taylor led the scoring for Marshall with 15 points. Mikel Beyers had a nice game off the bench, scoring 14 to go along with 10 rebounds. Marshall was outrebounded in the game 24-38, and got to the free throw line 7 less times. Marshall is averaging 81.5 points per game while surrendering 73.3 to the opposition. Tavion Kinsey is leading the team with 19.9 points per game on 56.4% shooting this season. Jerrod West has provided a lift as well, leading the team with 6.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Marshall is 9-9 ATS this season. As the home team they are 3-6 ATS , and are 3-2 ATS following a loss.
North Texas is 11-7 ATS this season. As the road team the Mean Green are 5-5 ATS, while going 6-5 ATS after a win.
North Texas came out with more energy in the last game between these two. They controlled the glass and got to the free throw line at a higher rate. North Texas has been on a roll of late, winning their last three games by an average of 13 points a game. The Mean Green desperately need this win to stay atop the competitive Conference USA West. After last night it looks like North Texas wants it more, and I expect that same enthusiasm today. I will take the Mean Green to cover as the road dogs.