Charlotte 49ers at Marshall Thundering Herd Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The Charlotte 49ers (9-5, 3-0 CUSA) will be at the Henderson Center to clash against the Marshall Thundering Herd (8-9, 2-2 CUSA) in a CUSA matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Charlotte 49ers at Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Thundering Herd fell to the UAB Blazers, 61-50, while the 49ers beat the Old Dominion Monarchs, 53-47.

The 49ers knocked down 11 of their 14 free throws (78.6 percent) and held the Monarchs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.413 (below the 0.485 mark opponents have averaged against Charlotte this season). Marshall, meanwhile, forced UAB into a turnover percentage of 24.5 (above their season average of 19.7). Taevion Kinsey played a pivotal role for Marshall with 20 points. Meanwhile, Drew Edwards had a good outing for Charlotte, recording 12 points.

The Thundering Herd won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 85-84. Marshall had a much better turnover percentage (5.2 vs. 22.6). Charlotte, meanwhile, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (27-32; 84.4 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This contest should be a matchup of contrasting styles. Marshall likes to play fast (17th in possessions per game), while Charlotte is methodical (258th in possessions per game). Also, the 49ers rank 15th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.291), while the Thundering Herd rank 291st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.264).

Charlotte 49ers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Charlotte ranks 47th in rebounds allowed per game (32.1) while Marshall ranks 259th (39.5).
  • The Thundering Herd average 6.5 blocks per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA. The 49ers rank 109th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
  • Marshall ranks 25th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while Charlotte ranks 66th (11.4).
  • The Thundering Herd average 9.6 steals per game, which ranks 11th in the NCAA. The 49ers rank 172nd in steals allowed per game (7.7).
  • Marshall ranks 119th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while Charlotte ranks 264th (17.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Thundering Herd’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, up from 3.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the 49ers have scored an average of 58.8 points per game (8.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 51.4 points per game (9.2 below their season average).