Green Bay Phoenix vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Green Bay Phoenix vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay (+24)
Fiserv Forum is the site where and the Marquette Golden Eagles (3-1) will play the Green Bay Phoenix (0-3) on Tuesday. Marquette opens this matchup as 24-point favorites. The total has been set at 154.5.
Green Bay steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 0-3 on the campaign. They are averaging 67.3 points per contest (221st in D-1) while hitting 39.1% from the field. The Phoenix are shooting 31.0% on three-point shots (18 of 58) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Green Bay is pulling in 32.0 boards per game and has accounted for 33 assists for the season, which ranks 215th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Phoenix are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 186th in D-1 in allowing assists with 47 surrendered on the season. The Phoenix defense is allowing a FG percentage of 48.8% (103 of 211) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 29.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 295th in college basketball in points per game allowed (91.3).
The Green Bay Phoenix took the court against the Eastern Illinois Panthers and took a loss by a final of 93-91 in their last game. Green Bay ended with a 50.7% FG percentage (35 out of 69) and knocked down 12 of 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Phoenix converted 9 of 12 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 17 assists in this game while having 6 steals and 4 rejections. In reference to the defense, Green Bay allowed the other team to shoot 50.7% from the field on 35 out of 69. Eastern Illinois recorded 12 assists and 9 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Panthers snagged 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Eastern Illinois ended up shooting 64.3% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 28 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 17 attempts from 3-point land.
PJ Pipes is one guy who saw a lot of minutes in this contest. He scored 18 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 48 mins and totaled 4 boards. Pipes finished shooting 42.9% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Phoenix was Amari Davis. He had 3 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 53.3% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-15 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Davis saw the court for 39 minutes.
Marquette has a win-loss record of 3-1 on the season. Marquette has earned 303 points for the year (75.8 per game) and they collect 43.5 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles have committed 19.0 personal fouls per game and they go 69.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Eagles are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which is 233rd in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per contest (119th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.0 times per game. The Golden Eagles are ranked 50th in college hoops in PPG given up with 60.5. The Marquette defense allows 25.6% from downtown (22 of 86) and their opponents are making 74.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 10.3 assists and 34.8 rebounds every game, which is ranked 62nd and 124th in college basketball. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 32.9% from the floor (12th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Marquette Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 67-65 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. The Golden Eagles pulled down 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this game. They rejected 2 tries while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Badgers committed 22 personal fouls for the contest which took the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Marquette buried 5 of 14 attempts (35.7%). Overall, the Golden Eagles finished 21 for 49 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Golden Eagles permitted the Badgers to make 21 of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5% for the contest. They went 29.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 24 and finished the game at 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). Concerning rebounding, Marquette allowed Wisconsin to collect 31 overall (10 offensive).
D.J. Carton ended up being important for the Golden Eagles in the game. He converted 4 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 30.8%, which had him sitting at 12 points. Carton snagged 4 boards in his 32 mins and had 4 dimes in this game. Another guy who saw a lot of action for Marquette was Jamal Cain. He ended up scoring 10 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 2 out of 5 from the floor in this contest. Cain finished going 40.0% from the field as well as earning 3 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marquette (-24)
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