Providence at Marquette Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 1/3/2015
by Tony Sink - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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On Saturday afternoon, the Providence Friars will be going for their sixth consecutive win when they play the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Friars and the Golden Eagles each picked up a home win in their two-game series last year.
Providence kept their hot streak going on Wednesday night by easily defeating Creighton 63-53 at home. They made a sound defensive game in that one, holding Creighton to a low 35.8 field goal percentage.
Through 14 games this season, the Friars are scoring 70.2 points per game while giving up 61.1 points per game. Senior forward LaDontae Henton has been one of the better players in the Big East this season by averaging 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. Senior forward Carson Desrosiers has been able to make an impressive 62.5 percent of his three-pointers this season.
On Wednesday, Marquette had their four-game winning streak snapped DePaul beat them 61-58 on the road. The Golden Eagles ended up with 15 turnovers in that loss and only made three of their 23 three-point attempts.
The Golden Eagles have been able to average just under 70 points per game this season while making 46.5 percent of their shots. Senior forward Juan Anderson has been one of their top all-around players by averaging 11 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while making 54.5 percent of his field goal attempts.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
Providence Friars are 7-3-1 Against the Spread
Providence Friars are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-5-0 Against the Spread
Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/14/14 F Rodney Bullock ACL out for season
Marquette Golden Eagles
12/09/14 G Deonte Burton None has decided to transfer
12/09/14 G John Dawson Personal has decided to transfer
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette
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