Marquette at Providence NCAA Basketball Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 3.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 17-8-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
02/22/19 G Drew Edwards Illness is probable Saturday vs Marquette
02/22/19 F Kalif Young Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Marquette
02/22/19 G Makai Ashton-Langford Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Marquette
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Sam Hauser averages 15.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Nate Watson averages 11.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Alpha Diallo averages 16.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 95th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Marquette averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 46th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 62nd and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 151st and 186th in those defensive statistics. They rank 129th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 208th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 266th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Providence is 218th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 297th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 234th in the nation. They are 99th in the country in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game and 83rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Friars are 192nd in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 59th. They are 103rd in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 39th. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 111th in D-1. Marquette is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 226th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 215th. They are 203rd in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 310th. As a unit they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence +3.5
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