Last Updated: 2019-04-04
The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament contest between the Marshall Thundering Herd (22-14) and the Green Bay Phoenix (21-16) will be played at Henderson Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 170.5 points with Marshall opening as a 4-point favorite. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Green Bay Phoenix at Marshall Thundering Herd ATS Preview
In the Phoenix’s last outing, they won a close one over the Texas Southern Tigers, 87-86. Sandy Cohen III was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting. The Phoenix had a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.522) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 26.4).
The Thundering Herd come in on a high note after edging the Hampton Pirates in their last game, 80-78. Marshall rallied around Jon Elmore, who was the top scorer from either team with 28 points on 9-for-22 shooting. Marshall dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.238 (above their season average of 0.220) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.516 (below their season average of 0.519). For those same stats, Hampton was 0.187 and 0.427, respectively.
Of Green Bay’s 35 games with betting action, 18 have finished over the O/U total, while 19 of Marshall’s 36 games have finished under the O/U total. Both teams have respectable straight up (SU) records (21-16 for Green Bay; 22-14 for Marshall), but the Phoenix have the advantage against the spread (ATS). Green Bay is 19-16 ATS, while the Thundering Herd are 13-23.
There could be plenty of transition offense in this meeting that features two of the nation’s more fast-breaking teams. Marshall currently ranks sixth in possessions per game (75.9) and Green Bay is seventh (75.8).
Green Bay vs. Marshall Betting Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Under
<< Previous PostNext Post >>
The Thundering Herd average 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. The Phoenix rank 208th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
Marshall ranks 37th in blocks per game (4.4) while Green Bay ranks 68th (4.1).
Marshall ranks 10th in three pointers attempted per game (28.7) while Green Bay ranks 280th in three pointers allowed per game (25.5).
The Phoenix rank 94th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Thundering Herd rank 308th in rebounds allowed per game (41.9).
Marshall averages 9.0 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the country. Green Bay ranks 213th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
The Thundering Herd have outscored opponents by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Marshall has been defeated by an average of 0.6 points.
During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 84.2 points per game (2.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.8 points per game (3.8 below their season average).