Villanova vs Marquette College Basketball Parlay 1/4/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -2
The Villanova Wildcats head to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 2 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 77.3 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 4-6-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-5-0 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Saddiq Bey averages 14.7 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Collin Gillespie comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sacar Anim averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Markus Howard scores 25.6 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.5 points per contest which is 149th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 207th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 74th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 219th place in D-1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in Division 1. Villanova averages 77.3 points per contest, which is 69th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 70th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 137th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 307th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles give up 67.7 points per game, which ranks them 159th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Eagles are 104th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest. Marquette is 52nd in the country with 78.5 points per contest this season. They are 167th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the country. They are 35th in the nation in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 79th in assists per game with 14.9. The Golden Eagles are 82nd in turnovers per contest with 14.8.
The Wildcats are 19th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 254th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 39th. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 39th in Division 1. Villanova is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 118th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 95th in the country in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 41st in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 76th. As a team they are 51st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 85th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova +2 and over 150.5 total points
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