Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 2/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette (+11.5)
The Marquette Golden Eagles (9-10) are headed to Finneran Pavilion on Wednesday where they'll meet the Villanova Wildcats (12-2). Marquette opens this matchup as 11.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 139.
Marquette heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 9-10 this year. They currently have an average of 71.5 points per outing (183rd in college hoops) on 45.2% from the floor. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 34.5% on shots from distance (137 of 397) and 71.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Marquette is snagging 37.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 257 assists on the season, which ranks 77th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.0 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles have forced 10.6 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 fouls. The Golden Eagles defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.5% (459 of 1,132) and they relinquish 33.6 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 293rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 258 conceded for the season. They give up 35.6% from beyond the arc and they are 171st in college hoops in opponents points per game (69.8).
The Marquette Golden Eagles took the court against the Creighton Bluejays and went home with a loss by a final score of 71-68 in their last contest. Marquette finished with a 46.2% FG percentage (24 out of 52) and made 9 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles buried 11 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 68.8%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 26 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 dimes in this contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to the defense, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 24 out of 52 shooting. Creighton distributed 17 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Bluejays pulled down 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Creighton shot 60.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 15 attempts. They also made 6 out of their 17 tries from downtown.
D.J. Carton is someone who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up finishing with 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 29 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Carton finished the game shooting 54.5% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Golden Eagles was Jamal Cain. He pulled down 7 rebounds and tallied 3 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field for this game by going 5-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Cain played for 36 min.
Villanova has a record of 12-2 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Wildcats are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 104th in the country. Villanova has earned 1,091 points so far this year (77.9 per game) and they snag 34.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.6 times per game (59th in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.2 times per game. The Wildcats have committed 15.6 personal fouls every game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats are ranked 118th in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.9. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (267th in college basketball). The Villanova defense gives up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (113 of 307) and their opponents are connecting on 68.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.1 assists and 32.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 120th and 66th in D-1.
When they last played, the Villanova Wildcats got the win with a final of 84-74 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Wildcats snagged 15 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 in the matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while recording 6 steals in this matchup. The Hoyas were called for 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 94.4%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Villanova converted 13 out of 26 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Wildcats shot 27 out of 55 from the floor which had them shooting 49.1%. The Wildcats permitted the Hoyas to convert 29 of 57 tries from the field which left them shooting 50.9% in this game. They finished 35.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 20 and ended up going 9 out of 12 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Villanova allowed Georgetown to snag 27 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jermaine Samuels ended up being a factor for the Wildcats for the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 58.8%, which earned him 32 points. Samuels collected 6 rebounds in his 32 mins played and had 5 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Villanova was Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. He left the arena with 14 points in his 38 minutes played by going 5 of 13 shooting in this game. Robinson-Earl ended the game having shot 38.5% from the field while also collecting 5 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Marquette (+11.5)
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