Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to The Pavilion to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 10-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Wildcats have an overall record of 14-1 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 6-9 and they are 9-6 against the spread.
JaJuan Johnson comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Luke Fischer averages 13 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Josh Hart averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Marquette averages 83.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 13th in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 267th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 89th with 12.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 233rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 290th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1.
Villanova averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 57th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 245th and 136th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 12th with 10.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 113th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 170th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 114.9 and they assist on 57.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.9 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 39% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.1%. The Golden Eagles give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 79.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 25.5 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 51.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.3%. The Wildcats give up 53.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-6 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-7 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-6 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-9 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
01/06/17 G Duane Wilson Groin "?" Saturday vs. Villanova
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee "?" Saturday vs. Marquette
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova
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