Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Thundering Herd versus the Aggies? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Aggies as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 153.5 points.
MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD VS UTAH STATE AGGIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah State Aggies -3.5
This game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium at 5:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE UTAH STATE AGGIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Aggies.
- Not only will Utah State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
No Pressure for Marshall as Away Dogs
Marshall, who has played two games so far this season, has a 1-1 record. In their one road game, they lost and they won their only home game. Marshall’s ATS performance shows a current record of 1-1 heading into today’s game. Looking back to last season, the team has gone 1-2 against the spread in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +3.
So far, Marshall’s games have averaged 145 points per game with the average over/under line being 154.2 points. When looking at the Thundering Herd’s last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 73 points per game.
The Marshall offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Radford. They posted a field goal percentage of 32.3% and connected on 4 threes. Coming into the game, the Thundering Herd offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 26%. On average, they get up 22.5 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 12.5 made free-throws.
So far, the Thundering Herd’s defense is ranked 89th in the country at 69.5 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Marshall defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Radford knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.
Can the Aggies Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Utah State enters their game against Marshall with a 1-0 record. In their first game of the season, Utah State played at home. Prior to today’s game, Utah State has a 0-1 ATS record. Looking back at the team’s last three games, they hold a 1-1 ATS record with an average scoring margin of +20.
Heading into their 2nd game of the season, Utah State has an over/under record of 1-0-0 after going 20-13-0 last season (over/under). In the Aggies’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 89 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
Utah State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Southern Utah, finishing the game with a total of 93 points. Their season average is now 86.7 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, the Aggies offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.7 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 51%.
In the current season, the Utah State defense has excelled, sitting 76th in the nation by allowing 68.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Southern Utah, the Thunderbirds finished with a field goal percentage of 63% and a total of 84 points vs. Utah State.