Davidson vs Marquette NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/28/2019
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -3.5
The Davidson Wildcats travel to HP Field House to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Thursday, November 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 3.5 point favorites.
Davidson comes into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 74.4 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Marquette has an overall record of 3-1. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
11/18/19 G Carter Collins Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/18/19 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kellan Grady comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 13.0 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Markus Howard averages 21.3 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Koby McEwen averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the nation. They average 29.6 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 342nd and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 321st and 235th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 100th place in Division 1. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 231st in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 218th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the nation. They are 77th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 190th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Golden Eagles are 37th in turnovers per game with 16.8. The Golden Eagles surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 170th in those defensive statistics. They rank 192nd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 151st with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 24th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 64th. They are 270th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 51st. As a unit they are 45th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 51st in D-1. Davidson is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 20th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 215th in the country in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 197th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 156th. As a team they are 87th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -3.5
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