Vermont at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Vermont Catamounts travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 4.5 point favorites.
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Vermont heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 77.1, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Vermont Catamounts Betting Trends
The Vermont Catamounts are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Vermont Catamounts are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Vermont Catamounts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
11/14/17 C Harry Froling Eligibility is out indefinitely
Trae Bell-Haynes averages 12.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%. Anthony Lamb averages 14.9 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Markus Howard averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Andrew Rowsey averages 22.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Catamounts allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 219th and 178th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 184th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball. Vermont averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 81st in D-1. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 271st and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 295th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 77.1 points per contest, which ranks them 271st in the country. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 323rd and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 223rd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 87th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 127th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Marquette is 75th in Division 1 with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 125th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 329th in college basketball in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game and 150th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Golden Eagles are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Catamounts are 139th in the country in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 145th. They are 258th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 93rd. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. Vermont is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 191st in the country.
Marquette is 248th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 301st in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 295th in the nation in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 44th. They are 236th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 51st. As a unit they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Vermont/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -4.5
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