Saturday, January 28, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Providence Friars head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 9 point favorites.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 13-9 and a road record of 1-6. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 14-6 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
Rodney Bullock comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.6 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
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JaJuan Johnson averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Markus Howard averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Providence averages 69.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 240th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 80th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 309th and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 96th with 12.5 per game. The Friars allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 188th and 78th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in Division 1.
Marquette averages 84.1 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 292nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 71st with 12.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 208th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 215th and 264th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 309th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 107th in college basketball.
The Friars average 63.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 103.5 and they assist on 59% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26%. The Friars give up 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 86.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.1 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 117.1 and 56.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.4 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 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Golden Eagles give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 84.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 12-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 9-12 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-9 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-9 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -9
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