The Marshall Thundering Herd (1-0) will be at home in Henderson Center when they take on the Southern University Jaguars (0-1). Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Southern University Jaguars vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Free Preview
The Jaguars got blown out by the Illinois Fighting Illini in their last outing, 102-55. With 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting, Jarred Sam was the games leading scorer. Illinois turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Southern University. The Fighting Illini had a rate of 11.2, while the Jaguars posted a mark of 26.5.
In the Thundering Herds last matchup, they defeated the UT Martin Skyhawks, 102-91. With 38 points on 11-for-21 shooting, Jon Elmore was the games leading scorer. Marshall played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.5 and a free throw rate of 0.333. For those same stats, UT Martin was 23.8 and 0.188, respectively.
Marshall could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Since the 2016-17 season, Marshall ranks 25th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.0 percent), while Southern University has forced the 100th-fewest turnovers (17.6 percent). Moreover, the Jaguars, who rank 53rd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.7 percent), will square off against the Thundering Herd, who rank 313th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.2 percent).
Southern University Jaguars at Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Southern University, ATS Winner – Southern University, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Thundering Herd average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 86th in the nation. The Jaguars rank 230th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
- Marshall ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (27.8) while Southern University ranks 315th (15.4).
- The Jaguars rank 74th in rebounds per game (37.7) while the Thundering Herd rank 320th in rebounds allowed per game (42.1).
- Marshall ranks 18th in assists per game (16.6) while Southern University ranks 264th (11.6).