Georgetown at Marquette Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 11 point favorites.
Georgetown comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 78.3 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 23-7. They are averaging 77.2 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 12-17-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 18-12-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 18-11-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Jessie Govan comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Mac McClung averages 13.0 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Markus Howard averages 24.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Sam Hauser averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 176th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 106th with 13.7 per game. The Hoyas allow 78.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 323rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 161st and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 254th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 313th place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 67th in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the nation. They are 73rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 157th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Golden Eagles are 77th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Golden Eagles surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 84th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 77th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Hoyas are 116th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 28th in the country with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 170th. As a team they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 185th in Division 1. Georgetown is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 64th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 75th in the country in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 120th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 38th. As a team they are 23rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 100th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -11
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