Charlotte at Marshall: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Marshall Thundering Herd (13-6) vs Charlotte 49ers (9-13)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Henderson Center)
Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd -13 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers and Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Cam Henderson Center.
The Charlotte 49ers come into this game with a 9-13 record overall but they have lost six games in a row. In the last game against UTEP the offense could only manage 62 points and that led to the 15 point victory. Over the last five games, Charlotte is averaging 58 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.4 points per game. Charlotte is letting opponents shoot 50.5 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line during that five game stretch. Jahmir Young has been the best player for Charlotte averaging 18.4 points while shooting 44 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Marshall Thundering Herd who sit with a 13-6 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. In the last game against North Texas it was a tough battle, but they were able to win by a point. Marshall on the season is averaging 81.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. Taevion Kinsey has been the best player for Marshall averaging 19.8 points while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 45.9 percent from behind the three point line.
The under is 16-5 in Charlotte’s last 21 games played on Friday. Charlotte is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played on Friday. The over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings played between the two teams.
Marshall is an elite offensive team, and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. The Charlotte defense is going to struggle and that will lead to Marshall coming away with a cover of the spread.