LEE STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE SELECTION JANUARY 31ST
#632 MARSHALL (-) over Texas El Paso at 7:30 PM EST
After getting blasted in three consecutive road games at WKU, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss, Marshall will be elated to be back inside the friendly confines of the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd have quietly posted a nearly perfect 8-1 SU record at home this season and the visiting Miners are visiting Huntington, West Virginia at a really bad time.
Even though Marshall (-4) won last year’s meeting at Texas El Paso by the final of 74-65, the Herd’s dismal 4-11 SU and 5-10 ATS record in their last 15 in this series will keep them focused on the task at hand. Also supporting this Best Bet is the fact that Marshall owns a respectable 10-3 SU and 9-4 ATS home record when returning off three or more road games. In this setting favored by -3 or more, the Thundering Herd improve to a nearly perfect 6-1 ATS. Finally, in their own backyard checking in off a straight up loss, head coach Dan D’Antoni’s boys hold an impressive 45-27-2 ATS mark provided their opponent hits the hardwood off a straight up win. If the Herd faced a conference foe on the road in their last game, this team trend jumps to a juicy 24-8-1 ATS.
Fading UTEP here won’t be much of a problem either. Since November 16th, 2017, the Miners have posted a feeble 17-32 SU and 16-24 ATS mark in their last 49 games. In this run battling a conference foe, Texas El Paso slips down to a stiff 8-19 SU and ATS including a timid 3-11 SU and ATS if its opponent holds a conference won/loss percentage greater than .470. In addition, as a guest checking in off two or more home games, the Miners sport a soft 9-21 SU and 10-19 ATS mark provided their opponent arrives off a straight up loss.
Holding a competitive 12-9 SU record (5-3 SU in CUSA), the Herd close with four of their final six regular season games at home and they need to make them count. After getting absolutely hammered by 50 points at Southern Miss last Saturday, Coach D’s kids will respond with a solid performance here. Take Marshall. Thanks and best of luck.
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