UTEP at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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The UTEP Miners head to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 21.5 point favorites.
UTEP heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 69.1 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 76.3 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 3-2-0 against the spread this season
The UTEP Miners are 2-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 4-3-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 2-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out indefinitely
Evan Gilyard comes into this game averaging 19.1 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Efe Odigie averages 14.3 points per contest in 24.9 minutes per game. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Markus Howard scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Sam Hauser averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
UTEP averages 69.1 points per contest, which is 292nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 163rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 148th and 278th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 17.9 per game. The Miners allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 149th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 109th and 146th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 151st in the nation with 76.3 points per contest this season. They are 178th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 113th in the NCAA. They are 76th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.3 boards per contest and 99th in assists per game with 15.1. The Golden Eagles are 70th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Golden Eagles give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 69th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 43rd and 141st in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 86th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 67th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Miners have an offensive rating of 95.7, which is ranked 302nd. They are 133rd in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 169th. As a unit they are 219th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in D-1. UTEP is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.6 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 53rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 164th in the country in offensive rating with 105.9. In terms of pace they are 179th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 121st. As a team they are 94th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 39th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UTEP/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UTEP +21.5
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