The Howard Bison (0-5) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first win when they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (1-3) at Henderson Center. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Howard Bison at Marshall Thundering Herd Free Preview
In the Bison’s last game, they were blown out by the Toledo Rockets, 112-68. Howard’s Charles Williams put together a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 9-for-19 shooting. One of Toledo’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They had 44 free throw attempts, while Howard had just 15.
The Thundering Herd are hoping for a better outcome after their 76-66 loss to the Charleston Cougars in their last game. With 11 points, seven rebounds and six blocks, Jannson Williams had a solid outing for Marshall. Charleston had a better turnover percentage (15.4 vs. 19.7). Marshall, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 28.1).
There should be a fair amount of transition offense in this matchup that showcases a pair of the NCAA’s more up-tempo teams. Marshall ranks eighth in possessions per game (75.8) and Howard is 25th (73.7) since the 2018-19 season.
Howard vs. Marshall Free Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Marshall, ATS Winner – Marshall, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Thundering Herd average 13.7 assists per game, which ranks 132nd in the country. The Bison rank 257th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
Marshall ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.0) while Howard ranks 94th (3.9).
Marshall ranks 16th in three pointers attempted per game (27.9) while Howard ranks 256th (19.9).
The Thundering Herd rank 12th in steals per game (8.9) while the Bison rank 226th (5.6).
Howard averages 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 121st in the country. Marshall ranks 312th in rebounds allowed per game (42.0).