Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (-4)
The Georgetown Hoyas (3-5) host the Marquette Golden Eagles (5-5) at Capital One Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Marquette as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 150.5.
Marquette enters this one with a record of 5-5 this year. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 39.6% on shots from 3-point land (82 of 207) and 72.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 75.3 points per contest (131st in Division 1) while hitting 46.3% from the field. They turn the ball over 14.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.9 fouls per game. As a team, Marquette is grabbing 39.0 rebounds per game and has earned 147 assists for the season, which is 37th in the country in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 10.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 fouls. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.4% (238 of 589) and they relinquish 31.5 boards per game as a unit. They rank 303rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 134 surrendered on the year. They are surrendering 34.6% on 3-pointers and they are 190th in D-1 in opponents points per game (70.9).
The Marquette Golden Eagles played the Villanova Wildcats and took a loss by a score of 85-68 in their last contest. Marquette walked away from the game having earned a 51.0% FG percentage (26 out of 51) and knocked down 9 out of their 18 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles made 7 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 43.8%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 31 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 dimes in this matchup as well as getting 2 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Marquette let their opponent shoot 51.0% from the floor on 26 out of 51 shooting. Villanova earned 17 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, the Wildcats had 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Villanova walked away from this one shooting 87.5% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 16 tries. They also made 13 out of their 33 shots from downtown.
Jamal Cain is someone who was important for this contest. He had 15 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played 33 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. Cain finished shooting 54.5% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was D.J. Carton. He pulled down 4 boards and earned 5 assists. He went 66.7% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 4-of-6 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Carton played for 32 minutes.
Georgetown has a record of 3-5 for the year. Georgetown has 602 points on the year (75.3 per contest) and they collect 43.6 rebounds per contest. The Hoyas have committed 18.4 fouls per contest while shooting 71.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoyas are shooting 43.1% from the field, which ranks 240th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.4 times per contest (188th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 16.3 times per game. The Hoyas on defense are ranked 276th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 76.3. The Georgetown defense allows 33.2% on 3-pointers (70 of 211) and their opposition makes 67.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 15.5 assists and 37.4 rebounds every game, which is 280th and 252nd in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 10.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (128th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas took a loss by a score of 78-67 against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Hoyas were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Pirates committed 15 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hoyas to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. In reference to shots from distance, Georgetown buried 7 out of 17 attempts (41.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Hoyas finished 24 for 70 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.3%. The Hoyas permitted the Pirates to make 28 out of 62 attempts from the field which had them at 45.2% for this contest. They finished 36.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). Regarding rebounding, Georgetown permitted Seton Hall to pull down 36 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Qudus Wahab ended up being a factor for the Hoyas in this matchup. He buried 6 of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 42.9%, which gave him 16 points. Wahab totaled 13 rebounds in his 31 mins and accounted for 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Georgetown was Jahvon Blair. He left the arena with 14 points in his 37 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 11 shooting for this game. Blair walked away from this one going 36.4% from the field as well as earning 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown (+4)
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