Marquette at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Providence as 1.5 point favorites.
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Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 82.6 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 5-8 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 3-10 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/31/17 G Kyron Cartwright Ankle left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Marquette
12/31/17 G Maliek White Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Marquette
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Markus Howard averages 20.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Andrew Rowsey averages 22.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Alpha Diallo averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Rodney Bullock averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 296th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 87th, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 212th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in college basketball. Marquette averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 22nd in D-1. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 331st and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 302nd with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 166th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 205th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 228th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. Providence is 152nd in Division 1 with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 108th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 182nd in college basketball in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 128th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Friars are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Golden Eagles are 21st in the nation in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 258th. In terms of pace they are 219th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 24th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 6th in Division 1. Marquette is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 264th in the nation.
Providence is 172nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 148th in Division 1. The Friars are 167th in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 145th. They are 192nd in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 281st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence -1.5
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