Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Prediction, 12/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Location: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Providence Friars (9-3) will go up against the Marquette Golden Eagles (9-3) at Amica Mutual Pavilion on Tuesday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Creighton and took home the win by a score of 69-58 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Golden Eagles walked away with 9 and Creighton finished the game with 14 fouls. They also knocked down 4 of 20 shots from three-point range. Creighton finished the contest at 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 4 of their 5 tries. In addition, Creighton pulled down 34 rebounds (3 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Creighton totaled 15 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. In reference to defending, Marquette allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the field on 25 of 54 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 28 with 3 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles converted 9 of 14 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. Marquette wrapped up the game with a 45.0% FG percentage (27 of 60) and buried 6 of their 21 3-pointers.
Oso Ighodaro is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. He finished 63.6% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He played for 28 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. He totaled 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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Marquette will play this game with a win-loss record of 9-3 this season. They turn the ball over 11.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.8 personal fouls per game. As a team, Marquette is collecting 33.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 222 dimes so far this year, which is 7th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are shooting 33.9% on shots from distance (105 of 310) and 69.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 81.1 points per contest (35th in D-1) while going 49.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Golden Eagles are forcing 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.2 fouls. They are giving up 33.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 154th in the country in points per game from their opponents (67.6). The Golden Eagles are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.6% (298 of 700) and they concede 34.9 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 303rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 168 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Providence Friars walked away with a victory by a final of 71-67 when they faced Seton Hall. In the matter of rebounding, Providence permitted Seton Hall to snag 30 overall (6 offensive). They went 22.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 22 and ended up going 14 out of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Friars permitted Seton Hall to convert 24 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.1% for the game. Overall, the Friars finished shooting 23 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 43.4%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Providence made 5 of 13 attempts (38.5%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Seton Hall committed 22 fouls in this game which took the Friars to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Friars were able to corral 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game.
Bryce Hopkins ended up having an impact for the Friars in the game. He earned 24 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes for this contest. He converted 8 of 15 for the contest for a rate of 53.3%, and accumulated 10 rebounds.
Providence has a win-loss record of 9-3 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Friars are hitting on 47.8% from the floor, which is ranked 61st in the country. Providence has totaled 954 pts so far this year (79.5 per game) and they collect 39.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.5 times per game (76th in the country) and they are giving up possession 12.6 times per game. The Friars are committing 14.1 fouls per game and they go 73.3% from the free throw line.
The Providence defense surrenders 35.3% on 3-point shots (82 of 232) and their opposition knocks down 78.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.3 dimes and 29.8 boards per game, which is ranked 94th and 17th in the nation. The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 142nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 67.3. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (142nd in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Marquette
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