Harvard at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Harvard Crimson travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Wednesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 11.5 point favorites.
Harvard comes into this game with an overall record of 17-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 68.5 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 18-12. They are averaging 81.2 points per contest and giving up 78.5, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 16-10 against the spread this season
The Harvard Crimson are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-16 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 18-11 against the over/under this year
Key Harvard Crimson Injuries
03/11/18 F Seth Towns Knee left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Marquette
02/10/18 G Bryce Aiken Knee is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Left Team is out for season
Chris Lewis averages 12.9 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Seth Towns averages 16 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Andrew Rowsey averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Markus Howard averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 50th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 93rd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in college basketball. Harvard averages 68.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 295th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 261st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 160th in D-1. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 200th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 78.5 points per contest, which ranks them 311th in the country. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 318th and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 298th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 98th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 136th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season. Marquette is 34th in Division 1 with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 44th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the nation. They are 328th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.2 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Golden Eagles are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Crimson are 53rd in the country in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 260th. They are 317th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 217th. As a unit they are 185th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 80th in D-1. Harvard is 55th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 88th in the country.
Marquette is 257th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 306th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 321st in the nation in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 21st. They are 131st in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 39th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Harvard/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -11.5
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