Marshall Thundering Herd vs. UAB Blazers ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Marshall Thundering Herd (8-8, 2-1 CUSA) will be at Bartow Arena to go head-to-head with the UAB Blazers (10-6, 1-2 CUSA) in a CUSA matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. UAB Blazers Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Blazers defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 72-62, while the Thundering Herd beat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 79-75.

The Thundering Herd had a better free throw rate (0.141 vs. 0.082) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.547 (above their season average of 0.513). The Blazers, meanwhile, knocked down 11 of their 14 free throws (78.6 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 34.6). UAB’s Tavin Lovan had a solid performance, finishing with 16 points. Marshall received a boost from Iran Bennett, who finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Blazers won the lone game between these two teams last year, 77-68. UAB had a much better turnover percentage (7.3 vs. 19.0). Marshall, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.491 vs. 0.457). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The offensive glass should be a major edge for UAB in this showdown. The Blazers rank 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.9 percent), while Marshall ranks 310th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.0 percent). It will also be a matchup of conflicting tempos as the fast-breaking Thundering Herd rank 15th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Blazers rank 345th.

Marshall vs. UAB Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • UAB ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while Marshall ranks 231st (39.0).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 120th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Blazers rank 257th (16.9).
  • Marshall ranks fourth in blocks per game (6.8) while UAB ranks 121st (3.0).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 14th in steals per game (9.6) while the Blazers rank 179th (5.6).
  • Marshall ranks 93rd in assists per game (14.2) while UAB ranks 235th (10.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Thundering Herd have scored an average of 79.0 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (0.1 below their season average).
  • The Blazers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.8, up from 4.1 for the season.