Marshall vs. North Texas,
03/03/2019 16:00 EDT,
Score: 85 - 82
Point Spread: +5/-106 Marshall
*4 Star CBB Sunday ATS BEST Bet* The Marshall Thundering Herd were blown out 78-51 at North Texas a few weeks ago. Thanks to the Conference USA Bonus Play schedule that is new this year, Marshall gets another shot at North Texas here.
Marshall was expected to be much better than North Texas this year. The Thundering Herd have underachieved, but they are showing signs of improvement. Elmore is one of the best players in the conference, and this team can really score.
North Texas has been severely banged up of late. The Mean Green are a bit healthier than they were, but Ryan Woolridge is the team's best player and his knees are still bothering him. He'll likely play, but he is definitely less than 100 percent.
North Texas has failed to score more than 59 points in any of their last five contests. The Mean Green have had some very close calls at home even in their wins (by 1 over Rice, by 3 over S Miss, by 4 over La Tech, and in OT against Maine).
Marshall is playing with revenge here, and they are a low ATS cover team this year. That gives us value on the number.