Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Alumni Hall in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (+1)
The Providence Friars (8-7) play the Marquette Golden Eagles (8-7) at Alumni Hall on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Providence as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 138.
Marquette enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-7 for the season. They cough up possession 13.9 times per game and as a group they commit 17.9 fouls per game. As a team, Marquette is snagging 38.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 209 dimes for the campaign, which is 90th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles are shooting 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (116 of 323) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They average 72.3 points per contest (179th in the country) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor. Defensively, the Golden Eagles are able to force 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.5 fouls. They currently rank 281st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 204 conceded this season. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.2% (359 of 894) and they surrender 33.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 35.0% from 3-point land while they are 159th in college basketball in opponents points per game (69.5).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the DePaul Blue Demons and took a loss by a score of 68-61 in their last game. Marquette wrapped up the game with a 35.5% FG percentage (22 out of 62) and converted 10 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles made 7 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 12 assists in this matchup as well as getting 4 steals and 4 blocks. Regarding defense, Marquette let their opponent shoot 35.5% from the floor on 22 out of 62 shooting. DePaul doled out 10 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Blue Demons had 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 blocks. DePaul finished the contest at 70.8% when shooting free throws by making 17 of 24 tries. They also buried 5 of their 19 shots from distance.
D.J. Carton is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He accumulated 23 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. Carton walked away from this one shooting 53.8% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Golden Eagles was Jamal Cain. He pulled down 2 rebounds and had 2 assists. He shot 42.9% from the floor in this contest by hitting 3-of-7 (8 points). When all was said and done, Cain played for 32 minutes.
Providence has a record of 8-7 this year. Providence has accounted for 1,094 pts on the year (72.9 per contest) and they average 35.8 boards per game. The Friars are responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls every game and they go 72.8% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Friars are connecting on 44.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 160th in D-1. They are dishing out assists 14.5 times per contest (112th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 12.1 times per game. The Friars on the defensive side of the court are 221st in the country in points allowed per contest with 71.7. They surrender 13.4 dimes and 35.1 boards per game, which is ranked 210th and 175th in the country. The Providence defense gives up 31.8% from downtown (103 of 324) and their opposition makes 69.1% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (225th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Providence Friars took a loss by a final score of 71-56 when they faced the Villanova Wildcats. The Friars were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats earned 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Friars to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In relation to shooting from distance, Providence buried 5 out of 16 attempts (31.3%). When the game finished, the Friars finished 20 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.5%. The Friars allowed the Wildcats to convert 24 of 63 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.1% in this contest. They finished 28.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 25 and finished the contest at 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). In reference to rebounding, Providence allowed Villanova to snag 36 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Alyn Breed ended up having an impact for the Friars for this contest. He converted 5 out of 9 for this game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 18 points. Breed grabbed 11 boards in his 39 mins and tallied 4 assists for the matchup. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Providence was Nate Watson. He scored 12 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 10 shooting for this contest. Watson wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Marquette (+1) and under 138 points
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