Marquette at Villanova College Basketball Betting Tips 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Marquette Golden Eagles head to Finneran Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 3.5 point favorites.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Villanova has an overall mark of 20-8. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 17-8-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 17-10-0 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-16-1 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Markus Howard comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Sam Hauser averages 15.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Phil Booth scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Eric Paschall averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 78.9 points per contest, which is 47th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 64th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 6th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 119th with 13.6 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 68.6 points per contest, which is 106th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 70th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova is 120th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 191st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 129th in the NCAA. They are 183rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 108th in assists per game with 14.3. The Wildcats are 315th in turnovers per contest with 11.2. The Wildcats give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 179th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 68th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 67th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 53rd. They are 108th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 36th. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 111th in D-1. Marquette is 124th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 23rd. They are 328th in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 68th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette +3.5
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