Saturday, February 27, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 24-4 and a road record of 9-2. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 11-6. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 12-15 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Arcidiacono averages 11.9 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Henry Ellenson averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Luke Fischer averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Villanova averages 76.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 89th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 62nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 254th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 51st with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the Division 1.
Marquette averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 59th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 180th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 110th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 323rd with 14.5 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 88th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 15.8 assists per contest which puts them in 326th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.7 and they assist on 59.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Wildcats give up 64.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 77.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.5 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 102.5 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Golden Eagles give up 70.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-13 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-14 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-15 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-12 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
02/26/16 C Max Heldt Knee "?" Saturday vs. Villanova
02/26/16 F Sandy Cohen III Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Villanova
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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