Villanova at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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 Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 8 point favorites.
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Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 19-1. They currently have a point differential of 19.5 as they are averaging 88.0 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 13-7. They are averaging 82.5 points per contest and giving up 76.4, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 13-6 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-8 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-10 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-9 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Phil Booth Hand is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
01/27/18 G Sam Hauser Hip is "?" Sunday vs Villanova
Jalen Brunson averages 18.8 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Mikal Bridges averages 16.7 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Markus Howard scores 22.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 97%. Andrew Rowsey averages 20.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 88.0 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 8th in Division 1. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 204th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.5 points per contest, which is 84th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 99th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 198th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 31st in the country with 82.5 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in Division 1. They are 310th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per contest and 44th in assists per game with 16.2. The Golden Eagles are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Golden Eagles give up 76.4 points per game, which ranks them 279th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 314th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 95th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 154th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 124.3, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 67th. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Villanova is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 87th in the nation.
Marquette is 303rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 279th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 292nd in the nation in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 18th. They are 165th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 24th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -8
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