Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Free Prediction 02/22/20

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The Old Dominion Monarchs (11-16, 7-7 CUSA) will be at the Henderson Center to clash with the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-14, 7-7 CUSA) in a CUSA matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN 3.

Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Odds

In their last game, the Thundering Herd were victorious over the UTEP Miners, 71-61, while the Monarchs were beaten by the North Texas Mean Green, 64-47.

Marshall’s 0.525 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over UTEP, who had a rate of 0.392. The Thundering Herd’s mark was above their season average of 0.499, while the Miners’ was below their season average of 0.483. Old Dominion, meanwhile, forced North Texas into a turnover percentage of 28.3 (above their season average of 17.9). Marshall was lifted by Mikel Beyers, who finished with 18 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Joe Reece had a solid performance for Old Dominion, putting up 12 points and five rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Taevion Kinsey led the Thundering Herd to a 68-67 win. He produced 18 points. The Thundering Herd’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Monarchs. Marshall had a rate of 10.6, while Old Dominion posted a mark of 16.9.

This game should be a battle of contrasting styles. Marshall prefers a fast-breaking style of play (15th in possessions per game), while Old Dominion is more half-court-oriented (288th in possessions per game).

Old Dominion Monarchs at Marshall Thundering Herd Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Old Dominion averages 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 40th in the country. Marshall ranks 290th in rebounds allowed per game (40.4).
  • The Thundering Herd rank 126th in assists per game (13.4) while the Monarchs rank 269th (10.2).
  • Marshall averages 5.9 blocks per game, which is ranked seventh in the nation. Old Dominion ranks 146th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Monarchs rank eighth in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Thundering Herd rank 216th (8.3).
  • Marshall averages 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 72nd in the country. Old Dominion ranks 252nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Thundering Herd have scored an average of 72.4 points per game (2.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.2 points per game (0.1 above their season average).
  • The Monarchs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 0.4, up from 0.1 for the season.