Providence at Marquette Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/20/2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The Providence Friars head to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 4.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-6-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/12/18 G A.J. Reeves Foot is out 4-6 weeks
01/19/19 F Emmitt Holt Facial is questionable Sunday vs Marquette
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
01/19/19 F Ed Morrow Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Providence
01/19/19 G Markus Howard Back left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Providence
Alpha Diallo comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Nate Watson averages 10.5 points per contest in 22.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Markus Howard scores 24.4 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Sam Hauser averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 74.5 points per contest, which is 163rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 219th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.9 per game. The Friars allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 126th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 193rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 206th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 75th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 55th in the nation with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 125th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 31st in the NCAA. They are 29th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.8 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 14.3. The Golden Eagles are 92nd in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Golden Eagles give up 68.9 points per game, which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 63rd with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 102nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Friars are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 229th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 239th. As a team they are 241st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 304th in Division 1. Providence is 229th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 98th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 84th. As a team they are 56th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 106th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence +4.5
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