Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (-2.5)
The Georgetown Hoyas (9-12) host the Marquette Golden Eagles (13-13) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Marquette as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 143.5.
Marquette will play this game with a win-loss mark of 13-13 on the year. They have an average of 70.5 pts per game (200th in the nation) while connecting on 44.9% from the field. The Golden Eagles are shooting 32.8% from downtown (174 of 531) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Marquette is pulling in 36.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 326 dimes for the season, which ranks 123rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Golden Eagles have forced 10.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 300th in college basketball in allowing assists with 353 conceded for the year. The Golden Eagles are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (642 of 1,548) and they concede 33.3 boards per contest as a group. They concede 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 167th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.9).
The Marquette Golden Eagles faced off with the Xavier Musketeers and took home the win by a score of 66-59 in their last contest. Marquette finished the game with a 51.0% FG percentage (25 of 49) and buried 4 out of their 14 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned a total of 29 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 14 dimes for the contest while creating 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to the defense, Marquette allowed the other team to go 40.4% from the field on 23 of 57 shooting. Xavier earned 11 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Xavier grabbed 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Xavier ended up shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 9 of 12 tries. They knocked down 4 out of their 24 tries from distance.
D.J. Carton is a player who was a factor in the game. He ended up with 16 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. Carton finished shooting 45.5% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Golden Eagles was Jamal Cain. He collected 7 rebounds in 33 min played on the night. He ended up shooting 71.4% from the field in this contest by shooting 5-of-7 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Cain didn't record an assist.
Georgetown has a mark of 9-12 for the year. Georgetown has scored 1,505 points for the campaign (71.7 per contest) and they grab 40.0 rebounds per game. The Hoyas are committing 16.4 fouls per game and they connect on 75.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Hoyas are connecting on 42.5% from the floor, which is ranked 267th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 13.5 times per contest (150th in the country) and they are giving up possession 15.8 times per game. The Hoyas on the defensive side of the court are 258th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 73.4. The Georgetown defense allows 33.9% on 3-point shots (173 of 511) and their opponents are converting on 70.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 15.3 assists and 35.4 boards per contest, which ranks 309th and 206th in college hoops. They have forced 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (136th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Georgetown Hoyas walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 98-82 when they played the Connecticut Huskies. The Hoyas corralled 14 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 21 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Huskies committed 22 fouls for the game which took the Hoyas to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Georgetown knocked down 8 of 18 attempts (44.4%). When all was said and done, the Hoyas ended up going 27 for 58 from the field which had them shooting 46.6%. The Hoyas permitted the Huskies to knock down 35 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them shooting 59.3% in the matchup. They shot 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 out of 28 and ended up shooting 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). With respect to how they rebounded, Georgetown allowed Connecticut to grab 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Qudus Wahab pitched in for the Hoyas in this matchup. He converted 7 of 11 in the matchup for a rate of 63.6%, and had 7 rebounds. Wahab earned 16 points in his 29 mins on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist. One more player that was pivotal for Georgetown was Chudier Bile. He finished with no assists in 27 mins played, and he knocked down 4 of 6 from the floor. Bile wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field and also contributing 15 points but no boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette (-2.5)
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