Marshall Thundering Herd at Texas A&M Aggies Betting Prediction 12/22/18

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The Marshall Thundering Herd (7-4) will travel to Reed Arena to go head-to-head with the Texas A&M Aggies (5-4). Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and can be seen on SEC Network.

Marshall Thundering Herd at Texas A&M Aggies ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Aggies beat the Savannah State Tigers 98-83, while the Thundering Herd easily got past the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 105-77.

The Thundering Herd had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.553 vs. 0.344) and had a better free throw rate (0.276 vs. 0.275). The Aggies, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (46.0 vs. 26.2) and had a better free throw rate (0.198 vs. 0.146). Texas A&M was lifted by Savion Flagg, who recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds. C.J. Burks, meanwhile had a good outing for Marshall, putting up 30 points.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Texas A&M. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Texas A&M ranks 290th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Marshall has forced the 39th-most turnovers in the nation (19.7 percent).

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Texas A&M Aggies Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Texas A&M ranks 25th in rebounds per game (41.2) while Marshall ranks 216th (34.9).
  • The Aggies average 5.9 steals per game, which ranks 50th in the nation. The Thundering Herd rank 141st in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • Marshall ranks 90th in assists per game (16.5) while Texas A&M ranks 125th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 25th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while the Aggies rank 206th in three pointers allowed per game (23.8).
  • Marshall ranks 40th in blocks per game (5.5) while Texas A&M ranks 148th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).