Western Kentucky at Marshall: 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Western Kentucky at Marshall: 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Marshall Thundering Herd (11-18) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Henderson Center)

Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd +4.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Kentucky HIlltoppers and Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Cam Henderson Center. When these two teams faced off in January of 2021 it was Western Kentucky that won 69-67. 

Western Kentucky comes into this game with a 17-12 record overall and they have gone 13-13-1 against the spread. The HIlltoppers have won three of their last four games but the loss came in their last game. The offense could only manage 52 points against Middle Tennessee, and that led to the 17 point defeat. Western Kentucky is averaging 75.6 points while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Dayvion McKnight has been the top player for Western Kentucky averaging 15.8 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Marshall Thundering Herd who sit with an 11-18 record overall and they have gone 7-18-2 against the spread. Marshall has lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Middle Tennessee, Marshall gave up 74 points and they lost by nine points. Marshall is averaging 74.5 points while their defense is giving up 76.6 points per game. Taevion Kinsey has been the top player for Marshall averaging 18.7 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 15.7 percent from deep. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game. 

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Marshall is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games played on Wednesday. Marshall is 2-13-1 against the spread in their last 16 home games against a team with a losing road record. The over is 4-1 in Western Kentucky’s last five games played on Wednesday. The under is 4-1 in Western Kentucky’s last five road games. 

Marshall has a strong offense but their defense has been an issue, and they have lost plenty of shootouts this year. I expect Western Kentucky to get over 80 points, and that will be enough for the visiting team to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Western Kentucky -4.5

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