Tulsa vs. Marshall NCAA Basketball Pick for January 9th 2013
NCAA Basketball Picks: January 9th 2013
Tulsa vs. Marshall
Prediction: Marshall -5
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The Marshall Thundering Herd are showing excellent value as only a 4-point home favorite over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Wednesday. Marshall will be highly motivated for a win following three straight defeats, including road losses to Kentucky as a 20-point dog and Ohio as a 13-point dog.
The Thundering Herd return home where they have clearly been playing their best basketball this season. They are 6-1 at home this year, outscoring opponents by 9.6 points/game. Tulsa is just 4-5 on the road this season with four losses by 16 points or more.
My biggest reason for backing Marshall is the fact that PG DeAndre Kane has returned from injury after missing a month. The preseason first-team Conference-USA pick is not only the Herd’s second-leading scorer (14.2 PPG) and top assist man (7.9 APG), he is also the leader of this team. Kane makes everyone around him better with his ability to create open shots for teammates.
The Golden Hurricane are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Thundering Herd are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Conference USA foes. The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in this series. Bet Marshall Wednesday.
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