Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 1/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 1/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Marshall Thundering Herd will be shooting in the paint against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM ET. Marshall tied with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at 1-1 after winning game 2 of their doubleheader match-up last January 2nd at 80-73. The Thundering Herd is in 2nd place in the C-USA East Division with a 7-2 overall standing and a 1-1 conference record. Guard Taevion Kinsey led Marshall in the win with 20 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds while Mikel Beyers added 17 points and 5 boards. Guard Andrew Taylor added 13 points with a team-high 9 assists and also topped the rebounding with 10 boards.

The Thundering Herd bested the Bulldogs in shooting from the field with 28 of their 63 attempts for 44.4% efficiency. Marshall is 33.3% (10/30) from the field and made 14 of their 21 (66.7%) attempts from the free-throw line. The Thundering Herd grabbed 39 total rebounds with 10 coming from the offensive end and led the assist department with 19 to 5. Marshall rejected 1 shot attempt with 5 steals and 11 turnovers while committing 20 personal fouls in the game.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Predictions 1/15/2021

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers failed to complete a back-to-back win in a doubleheader match-up versus the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as they gave up game 2 last January 9th at 58-63. Western Kentucky is in 3rd place behind Marshall in the C-USA East Division with a 9-4 overall standing and a 2-2 conference record. Guard Taveion Hollingsworth led the way for the Hilltoppers with 16 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds. Center Charles Bassey contributed 14 points and led the rebounding with 13 boards while Guard Dayvion McKnight led the assist department with 6.

Western Kentucky recorded a shooting rate of 35.2% (19/54) from the field, connected 8 of 21 (38.1%) attempts from the three-point range, and sank 12 of 13 free throw attempts for 92.3% efficiency. The Hilltoppers hauled down 34 total rebounds with 11 offensive boards and dished out 12 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rejected 3 shot attempts with 6 steals but lost the turnover battle with 16 to 13. The team committed 15 personal fouls in the process.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The NCAAB Pick for this game is Marshall. The Thundering Herd ranked 43rd in offense and 207th on defense while the Hilltoppers ranked 147th in offense and 205th on defense. Marshall is 10-2 SU in their last 12 outings and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 contests versus Western Kentucky. The Thundering Herd is 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 matches. Western Kentucky is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games and the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Hilltoppers’ last 7 outings. Both teams are coming off from a split doubleheader against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs but Marshall has the momentum of winning their recent game. The Predicted Score, the Thundering Herd will win at 76-73.

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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 1/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 5:00 PM ET

Location: E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, KY

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021

TV: CBS Sports Network

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Marshall Thundering Herds +2.5

NCAAB Totals: 150

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