Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Old Dominion Monarchs: Preview, Prediction and Best Bet
- Pajama Time
- Feb 24, 2023, 1:31:08 AM
The Marshall Thundering Herd will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in a Sun Belt clash on Friday, February 24. Both teams are in good form and have several key players to watch. In this preview, we will analyze both teams and provide a prediction and best bet for the game. And for the latest odds and betting trends, make sure to download the KingPin.pro app for iOS and Android.
Marshall Thundering Herd
The Marshall Thundering Herd is having an excellent season and is one of the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference. They have a 24-6 overall record, including a 13-4 record in conference play. Marshall has won eight of their last 10 games and has been averaging 84.9 points per game during that stretch. They have one of the best offenses in the conference, ranking second in scoring (82.2 PPG) and first in assists (17.9 APG). The team is led by Taevion Kinsey, who has been one of the best players in the Sun Belt this season. Kinsey is averaging 22.9 points, 5.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game over his last 10 games. He is a dynamic scorer who can score from anywhere on the court and is also an excellent passer.
Kamdyn Curfman has also been a key contributor for the Thundering Herd this season. He is shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc and is averaging 11.9 points and 3.1 assists per game. Jarrod West is another player to watch. He is averaging 12.6 points and 4.0 assists per game and is one of the best defensive players in the conference. Overall, the Thundering Herd has a well-rounded team with multiple players who can contribute on both ends of the court.
Old Dominion Monarchs
The Old Dominion Monarchs have had a solid season so far, with an 18-11 overall record and a 10-7 record in conference play. They have won seven of their last 10 games and have been averaging 66.4 points per game during that stretch. The Monarchs have a good defense, ranking third in the conference in points allowed (64.9 PPG) and first in defensive rebounds (24.1 DRPG). Mekhi Long has been the standout player for the Monarchs this season. He is averaging 10.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. He is a versatile player who can score both inside and outside and is also a strong rebounder.
Tyreek Scott-Grayson is another player to watch for the Monarchs. He is averaging 10.0 points per game and is shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc. He has been especially hot from long range recently, making 1.7 3-pointers per game over his last 10 games. Overall, the Monarchs have a solid team with a good defense and a few key players who can make plays on the offensive end.
Head-to-Head Matchup and Betting Trends
The Marshall Thundering Herd and the Old Dominion Monarchs have faced each other six times in the past, with the Thundering Herd winning four of those games. However, the Monarchs won the most recent matchup between the two teams, a 68-67 victory in February 2020.
As for betting trends, the Thundering Herd is favored to win this game by 3.5 points, with the total points set at 151.5. The public betting data shows that 68% of bets are backing the Thundering Herd to cover the spread, while 52% of bets are on the over for the total points.
Best Bet: Marshall Thundering Herd -3.5
In this game, we expect the Marshall Thundering Herd to win and cover the spread. The Thundering Herd have a more explosive offense and are led by one of the best players in the Sun Belt in Taevion Kinsey. The Monarchs have a good defense, but they will struggle to contain Kinsey and the Thundering Herd's offense. Marshall has also been one of the best teams to bet on this season, covering the spread in 15 of their 28 games. Therefore, our best bet for the game is to take the Marshall Thundering Herd -3.5.
Final Score Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd 78, Old Dominion Monarchs 70
In terms of the total points, we like the over at 151.5 as both teams have been scoring well lately. However, the best bet for this game is to take the Marshall Thundering Herd -3.5 to win and cover the spread.
How KingPin.pro Can Help
If you're planning on betting on this game or any other basketball game this season, be sure to download the KingPin.pro app for iOS and Android. The app provides the latest odds and betting trends for all major sports, including basketball, football, baseball, hockey, and more. With the app, you can stay up-to-date on the latest betting lines, find the best value bets, and track your wagers with ease. Whether you're a seasoned bettor or a novice, KingPin.pro can help you make smarter bets and increase your chances of winning.
The game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Old Dominion Monarchs promises to be an exciting matchup between two good teams in the Sun Belt. The Thundering Herd are the favorites to win this game, and we expect them to cover the spread behind the scoring of Taevion Kinsey and the excellent team play that has made them one of the best teams in the conference. However, the Monarchs are a solid team with a good defense, and they will look to slow down the Thundering Herd and pull off an upset. Overall, this should be an entertaining game between two teams with different strengths and styles of play, and with the KingPin.pro app, you can make the most informed bets possible.