The Marshall Thundering Herd (1-2) will be at home in the Henderson Center when they challenge the Charleston Cougars (2-1). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Charleston Cougars vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Odds Preview
In the Cougars’ last outing, they got blown out by the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 73-54. Charleston’s Grant Riller finished with 16 points and eight assists in the game. Oklahoma State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.602 vs. 0.375). Charleston, meanwhile, did an excellent job of making free throws (15-16; 93.8 percent).
The Thundering Herd are hoping for a better outcome after their 74-64 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their last game. Taevion Kinsey was Marshall’s high scorer with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Notre Dame had a much better turnover percentage (8.4 vs. 19.4). Marshall, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.431 vs. 0.362).
It will be a matchup of conflicting tempos as the up-tempo Thundering Herd will look to push the slower-paced Cougars. Dating back to last season, the Thundering Herd rank eighth in possessions per game while the Cougars are 313th. Moreover, the 39th-ranked offense of the Cougars (offensive efficiency of 112.0) will battle against the 259th-ranked defense of the Thundering Herd (defensive efficiency of 105.5).
Charleston vs. Marshall ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Cougars rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Thundering Herd rank 194th (6.7).
Marshall ranks 121st in assists per game (13.9) while Charleston ranks 263rd (11.5).
Charleston ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Marshall ranks 324th (42.1).
The Thundering Herd rank 15th in three pointers attempted per game (28.1) while the Cougars rank 243rd (20.5).
Marshall ranks 17th in blocks per game (4.8) while Charleston ranks 241st (2.3).