Georgetown at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Georgetown Hoyas head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 9 point favorites.
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Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 82.3 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 9-4. They are averaging 83.3 points per contest and giving up 74.8, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Jessie Govan averages 19 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Marcus Derrickson averages 14.2 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Andrew Rowsey scores 21.5 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Markus Howard averages 21.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 82.3 points per contest this year, which is 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 44th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 183rd in Division 1. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 64th with 15.2 per game. The Hoyas allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 75th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 65th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 138th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 42nd in the country with 83.3 points per contest this season. They are 61st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 32nd in Division 1. They are 326th in the country in rebounding with 32.1 boards per contest and 57th in assists per game with 16.3. The Golden Eagles are 314th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Golden Eagles give up 74.8 points per game, which ranks them 237th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 293rd and 131st in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 77th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 165th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Hoyas are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 91.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 161st in the country with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 72nd. As a team they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. Georgetown is 87th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 22nd in the nation.
Marquette is 300th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 268th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 279th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 118.2 is ranked 20th. They are 232nd in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown +9
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