Tuesday, January 24, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Villanova Wildcats head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 19-1 and a road record of 4-1. They are 13-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-12. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 13-6 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 19.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Kris Jenkins averages 14.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
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JaJuan Johnson averages 13 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Markus Howard averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Villanova averages 78.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 30th in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 235th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 50th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in Division 1.
Marquette averages 84.6 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 291st and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 72nd with 12.2 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 224th and 316th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 311th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 118.9 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Wildcats give up 67 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 87.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.5 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 117.3 and 56.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 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 41% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.1%. The Golden Eagles give up 68.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-7 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-12 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-9 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-8 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
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
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette +5.5
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