Providence at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Providence Friars travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-8. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 72.4 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 82.0 points per contest and giving up 77.5, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-13 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 12-8 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-11 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-9 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Alpha Diallo averages 12.6 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Rodney Bullock averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Andrew Rowsey averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Markus Howard averages 21.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 165th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 208th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 136th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in college basketball. Providence averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 125th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 105th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 100th in D-1. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 144th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 77.5 points per contest, which ranks them 299th in the country. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 329th and 130th in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 165th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Marquette is 34th in Division 1 with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 65th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the nation. They are 333rd in college basketball in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game and 52nd in assists per contest with 16.0. The Golden Eagles are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Friars are 132nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 189th. In terms of pace they are 182nd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 139th. As a team they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Providence is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 144th in the nation.
Marquette is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 301st in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 313th in the nation in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 20th. They are 153rd in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 24th. As a unit they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -5
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