NCAA Tournament: West Virginia vs. Marshall fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Sunday, March 18
Game Time: 9:40 ET
Venue: Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
All You Really Need To Know About Marshall
Jon Elmore scored 27 points as Marshall roared in the second half for a stunning 81-75 win over Wichita State. Four players scored in double digits, overcoming a bad day on the boards by clamping down defensively from three and forcing 15 turnovers.
The Herd are great defensively on the inside, but they don’t rebound all that well. They create plenty of steals, they block a lot of shots, and they shoot a whole slew of threes. In the clutch, they also hit everything from the line.
All You Really Need To Know About West Virginia
West Virginia cruised by a dangerous Murray State team with a he day from the field, hitting 52% of their shots and scoring at will, even through the O didn’t do much from three.
The Mountaineers commit a ton of fouls, but they also make a ton of steals and force a whole lot of mistakes. One of the best offensive rebounding teams in the country, they’re active to come up with a slew of extra points. However, they’re not good at guarding from three.
What’s Going To Happen
As emotional as any game in the NCAA Tournament will be, the battle for West Virginia will be a wild one. Both defenses attack the ball, doing a great job of taking it away, and both will play a high-octane, energetic style that will make this a whole bunch of fun.
Marshall will make their threes, and West Virginia won’t do enough to defend them. However, the Mountaineers will own the boards and make fewer mistakes in a blast of a game.
Fearless Prediction & Line
West Virginia 81, Marshall 73
Line: West Virginia -12.5, o/u: 159.5
ATS Confidence: 4
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