Marshall Thundering Herd at Ohio Bobcats Betting Prediction

Daniel GimenezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

Expect a fast-paced game when the Marshall Thundering Herd (5-1) visit Ohio to take on the Bobcats (4-2). Action gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Ohio Bobcats ATS Odds

Both teams had no trouble getting past their last opponent. The Bobcats defeated the Iona Gaels 89-65, while the Thundering Herd beat the William & Mary Tribe 84-64.

Marshall dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 14.5) and a free throw rate of 0.274 (above their season average of 0.169). William & Mary had marks of 25.0 and 0.212, respectively, for those same stats. The Bobcats, on the other hand, had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 38.1 (above their season average of 34.0) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.527 (above their season average of 0.456). Ben Vander Plas played well for Ohio with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jon Elmore, meanwhile had a good outing for Marshall, finishing with 26 points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Thundering Herd won the lone game between these two teams last year, 99-96. Marshall was effective at getting and making free throws. The Thundering Herd made 27 of their 31 free throws (87.1 percent), while the Bobcats were 14-18 (77.8 percent).

There should be a fair amount of transition action in this showdown that features a pair of the nation’s more up-and-down teams. Ohio ranks 17th in possessions per game (74.5) and Marshall is sixth (76.7) since the 2017-18 season. Furthermore, the Thundering Herd rank 329th in offensive rebounding percentage (23.4 percent), while the Bobcats rank 48th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.6 percent).

Marshall Thundering Herd at Ohio Bobcats Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Marshall ranks 11th in three pointers attempted per game (28.4) while Ohio ranks 283rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
  • The Thundering Herd average 7.5 steals per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. The Bobcats rank 185th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
  • Marshall ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.5) while Ohio ranks 127th (3.5).
  • The Bobcats average 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 75th in the NCAA. The Thundering Herd rank 322nd in rebounds allowed per game (40.9).
  • Ohio averages 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 96th in the country. Marshall ranks 256th in assists allowed per game (14.6).