Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3-5-22

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Marshall Thundering Herd (11-19) face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-12) in the C-USA college basketball competition at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 3:00 PM ET.

 

Marshall will try to get back in coming to this conference match after losing two contests in a row and will try to end the season with a victory. The Thundering Herd surrendered to Middle Tennessee including a 14-point loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in game 1 of a two-game set on March 2.

 

Marshall fell to last place at 4-13 in the Conference USA East Division with an overall standing at 11-19 and a road record at 3-10 on the year.

 

The Thundering Herd struggled in the first half of the match versus the Hilltoppers after scoring only 28 points and made a late 44-point rally in the eventual 72-86 defeat. Guard Taevion Kinsey led the way for Marshall with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.

 

The Thundering Herd recorded an average scoring of 74.4 PPG on 44.1% overall shooting while their defense gave up an average of 76.9 PPG to their rivals.

 

Guard Taevion Kinsey led the offense for Marshall with an average of 18.9 PPG on 42.6 overall shooting, Forward Obinna Anochili-Killen grabbed an average of 6.4 rebounds per outing, and Guard Andrew Taylor dished an average of 4.4 assists per contest for the Thundering Herd.    

 

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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Predictions 3/5/2022

 

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will make their last homestand versus Marshall to improve their overall standing at 18-12 on the season. The Hilltoppers will try to end the season with a double victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd after taking the first round of a two-game set on March 2.

 

Western Kentucky is in 2nd place at 10-7 in the Conference USA East Division with an 18-12 overall record and a 12-4 home record on the year.

 

The Hilltoppers played consistently after scoring 43 points in each of the two halves of the match versus the Thundering Herd and held the scoring of the latter to just 72 total points in their 86-72 triumph.

 

Guard Camron Justice sparked the offense for Western Kentucky with 27 points, 4 boards, and a team-high 4 assists while Center Jamarion Sharp added a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Guard Dayvion McKnight led the Hilltoppers in scoring with an average of 16.1 PPG on 48.4% overall shooting and also led in assists with an average of 5.7 per game. Center Jamarion Sharp controlled the glass for WKU with an average of 7.3 rebounds per match.

 

The Hilltoppers marked an average of 76.0 PPG in shooting for 47.4% from the floor while their defense held their opponents to just 69.5 PPG.       

 

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Western Kentucky -10. The Hilltoppers will take control of this contest with homecourt advantage and momentum after winning round 1 of this two-game set versus the Thundering Herd.

 

Offensively, both teams have a good match-up at 76.0 (WKU) to 74.4 PPG but Western Kentucky also has a solid defense that can hold their opponents to just 69.5 PPG. Prediction: The  Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will win to a score of 83-71. 

 

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Marshall Thundering Herd vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 3/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET

 

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

 

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -10        

 

NCAAB Totals: 155.5

 

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