Looking to win big? The Thundering Herd and Panthers face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Panthers are hosting the game at Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. The over/under for this Sun Belt conference contest is set at 150.5 points, with Georgia State being favored by -1 at home against Marshall.

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD VS GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Georgia State Panthers -1

This game will be played at Pensacola Bay Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Georgia State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Marshall Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Marshall has lost seven straight games and is 12-19 overall. They are 7-11 in Sun Belt games and 5-8 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Thundering Herd is 4-12 this season and their average scoring margin is -8.4 points per game. They have lost their last seven games away from home.

Marshall has not been a good bet this season, going just 11-19 against the spread. Their road ATS mark of 5-11 is not much better. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Thundering Herd have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.

Marshall’s over/under record for the season is 10-19-1 and today’s line of 150.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (154.2). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

In their recent matchup, the Marshall offense ended with 79 points against Georgia State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 11 threes. On the offensive front, the Thundering Herd have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, ranking 371st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 361st in terms of percentage and 129th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Marshall is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.6 points per game (284th). So far, the Marshall defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (591st).

Will the Panthers Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Georgia State will be the favorite in this game, as they are favored by 1 point. The Panthers have been the favorite in 15 games this season, going 10-5 in those matchups.

At home this season, Georgia State has a record of 7-5, and their average scoring margin is +3.0 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Panthers have gone 6-4.

When looking at Georgia State’s ATS record this season, they have gone 13-14-1. At home, they are 6-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 5-4-1 ATS.

Georgia State’s over/under record this season is 15-13, and today’s line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

Georgia State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Marshall. They achieved a 55.7% field goal percentage and went 7/11 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Panthers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 281st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 317th in percentage and 187th in three-pointers made.

The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 239th nationally, allowing an average of 74.4 points per contest. Georgia State’s three-point defense is currently 92nd in the country at 6.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.6% of their shots vs. Georgia State.