Villanova at Marquette Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 1 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 19-4. They are averaging 79.0 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 15-8-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-14-1 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-7-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Eric Paschall averages 17.3 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Markus Howard averages 24.6 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Sam Hauser averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Villanova averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 99th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 172nd and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 315th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 181st place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 52nd in the country with 79.0 points per game this year. They are 98th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the nation. They are 46th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 137th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Golden Eagles are 113th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Golden Eagles surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 95th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 90th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 94th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Wildcats are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.9. In terms of pace they are 333rd in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 34th. As a team they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shots, ranking 2nd in Division 1. Villanova is 298th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 114th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 70th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 94th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 64th. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -1
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