Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+3)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Marquette Golden Eagles (6-6) will take on the Providence Friars (7-5) on Tuesday. Marquette opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 140.
Providence steps onto the court with a mark of 7-5 for the season. They turn it over 11.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Providence is snagging 35.4 rebounds per contest and has tallied 176 dimes this season, which ranks 55th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Friars are hitting 31.6% on shots from downtown (72 of 228) and 72.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.6 pts per game (137th in D-1) while connecting on 45.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Friars are able to force 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 204th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (71.3). The Friars defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.5% (314 of 706) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 281st in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 158 relinquished on the campaign.
The Providence Friars played the Xavier Musketeers and ended up losing by a score of 74-73 in their last game. Providence ended the game with a 51.8% FG percentage (29 out of 56) and buried 13 of their 22 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Friars converted 2 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 33.3%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists for the game while earning 8 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defending, Providence allowed the other team to shoot 51.8% from the floor on 29 out of 56 shooting. Xavier earned 20 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Musketeers grabbed 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Xavier ended up shooting 50.0% at the charity stripe by converting 8 of their 16 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 23 shots from downtown.
David Duke is one guy who was a major factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He played 39 minutes played and also totaled 3 rebounds. Duke went 61.1% from the floor and distributed 6 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Friars was Nate Watson. He pulled down 14 boards and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished 72.7% from the floor for the contest by shooting 8-of-11 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Watson was on the court for 36 minutes.
Marquette has a record of 6-6 this season. The Golden Eagles commit 18.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per contest (140th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. Marquette has 871 pts on the season (72.6 per contest) and they snag 38.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Eagles are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which ranks them 160th in college basketball. The Golden Eagles on defense are ranked 169th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 69.5. They concede 13.3 dimes and 33.3 boards every game, which is ranked 203rd and 98th in college hoops. The Marquette defense surrenders 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (98 of 286) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the field (67th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Marquette Golden Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 65-54 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Golden Eagles snagged 18 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this matchup. They also turned away 2 attempts while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Huskies were called for 14 fouls for this contest which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 7 shots. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of shots from distance, Marquette made 5 of their 18 tries (27.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Eagles walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 38.6%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Huskies to convert 24 out of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 of 16 and finished the game at 9 out of 13 from the charity stripe (69.2%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Marquette allowed Connecticut to snag 41 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Dawson Garcia ended up having an impact for the Golden Eagles in this contest. He buried 7 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Garcia pulled down 11 boards in his 36 mins played and had 2 dimes in this contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Marquette was Theo John. He notched 9 points in 30 minutes played by going 4 of 8 from the floor for the contest. John ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Providence (+3)
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