Saturday, February 25, 2017
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Marquette Golden Eagles head to Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Providence as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 3-5. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Friars have an overall record of 17-11 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 12-14 and they are 18-10 against the spread.
Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. JaJuan Johnson averages 11.7 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Rodney Bullock averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Marquette averages 82.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 255th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 89th with 12.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 237th and 279th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 76th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Providence averages 69.9 points per game this year which ranks them 243rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 63rd in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 303rd and 111th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 75th with 12 per game. The Friars allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 176th and 78th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 95th place in the nation. The Friars force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 79.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 115.7 and they assist on 58% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.3%. The Golden Eagles give up 81.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.9 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103.9 and 58.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67 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 36% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.5%. The Friars give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-13 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-14 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 18-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 12-14 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette +2.5
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