Marquette at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Lahaina Civic Center
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Lahaina Civic Center to play the VCU Rams on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 4 point favorites.
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Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 72.5 per contest. VCU has an overall record of 2-1. They are averaging 85.3 points per game and surrendering 75.3, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 0-1 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/14/17 C Harry Froling Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Markus Howard averages 17.5 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Andrew Rowsey averages 24 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Issac Vann averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Justin Tillman averages 15 points per game while playing 26 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in the nation. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 330th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.0 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 277th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in college basketball. Marquette averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 185th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 151st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 150th in D-1. They average 29.0 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 335th and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 233rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 208th and 276th in those defensive statistics. They rank 265th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 172nd with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 36th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game this season. VCU is 78th in Division 1 with 85.3 points per game this year. They are 114th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 67th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 53rd in assists per contest with 18.3. The Rams are 315th in turnovers per game with 10.7.
The Golden Eagles are 252nd in the country in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 126th. They are 291st in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 133rd. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 82nd in D-1. Marquette is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 311th in the country.
VCU is 318th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 229th in Division 1. The Rams are 245th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 118 is ranked 54th. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 102nd. As a unit they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU +4
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