Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Prediction, 1/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI
The Marquette Golden Eagles (15-6) are on their way to Dunkin Donuts Center on Sunday where they will meet the Providence Friars (17-2).
The Marquette Golden Eagles played Seton Hall and went home with a win by a final score of 73-63 in their last contest. Marquette wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.6% FG percentage (27 out of 58) and made 10 of their 22 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 9 of 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists in this matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. Concerning defense, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 33.9% from the field on 20 out of 59 shooting. Seton Hall earned 6 assists and had 13 steals in the game. In addition, Seton Hall snagged 36 rebounds (14 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Seton Hall finished the contest at 76.2% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 21 attempts. They also made 7 of 20 shots from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up finishing with 16 and Seton Hall accounted for 12 personal fouls.
Justin Lewis is a player who had an impact in this game. He notched 33 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played for 35 minutes played and grabbed 9 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 57.9% from the field and dished out 6 dimes.
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Marquette heads into this contest with a record of 15-6 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Marquette is grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 370 dimes on the season, which ranks 4th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Eagles are shooting 35.3% on shots from downtown (185 of 524) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.2 points per outing (119th in Division 1) while connecting on 45.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles have forced 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.2 personal fouls. They surrender 30.9% from 3-point land while they are 184th in college basketball in opponents PPG (68.9). The Golden Eagles defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.2% (528 of 1,314) and they surrender 39.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 290th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 278 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Providence Friars went home victorious with a score of 65-62 against Xavier. Concerning rebounds, Providence allowed Xavier to get 32 overall (8 offensive). They finished shooting 22.2% from distance by going 4 of 18 and finished the game at 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Friars permitted Xavier to bury 25 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Friars ended up going 22 for 53 from the field which had them at 41.5%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Providence converted 7 out of their 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.7%. Xavier was called for 15 fouls in the game which got the Friars to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 2 steals in this game. The Friars pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this game.
Aljami Durham ended up being a major contributor for the Friars for the matchup. He accumulated 22 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for the game. He knocked down 5 of 16 for this game for a field goal percentage of 31.3%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Providence has a win-loss mark of 17-2 on the campaign. The Friars commit 15.3 personal fouls every game and they go 73.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per contest (171st in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. Providence has earned 1,333 points so far this season (70.2 per game) and they collect 36.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Friars are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which ranks 170th in the nation.
The Providence defense gives up 31.9% on shots from beyond the arc (132 of 414) and their opponents are converting on 69.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.8 dimes and 33.5 boards per contest, which is 117th and 122nd in college hoops. The Friars on the defensive side of the court are 59th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.0. They are able to force 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (45th in D-1).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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