North Carolina Central Eagles vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Carolina Central Eagles vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Marquette Golden Eagles (6-3) will go up against the North Carolina Central Eagles (5-4) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.
The North Carolina Central Eagles faced St. Andrews and took home the win by a score of 127-40 in their last contest. North Carolina Central ended the contest with a 62.3% field goal percentage (48 of 77) and converted 16 of their 29 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they compiled 37 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 34 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 30 turnovers and earning 18 steals. In terms of defense, North Carolina Central allowed their opponent to shoot 33.3% from the field on 16 of 48 shooting. St. Andrews totaled 9 assists and had but didn't have a steal. Additionally, St. Andrews grabbed 21 rebounds (5 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. St. Andrews finished the contest at 53.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 1 out of their 15 tries from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Eagles ended up walking away with 17 while St. Andrews totaled 15 personal fouls.
Fred Cleveland Jr. is a guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 11 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 18 minutes played and snagged 2 boards. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 7 dimes.
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North Carolina Central comes into this game with a win-loss record of 5-4 for the year. They are averaging 81.7 points per contest (34th in college basketball) while going 49.8% from the floor. The Eagles are shooting 42.2% on 3-point shots (84 of 199) and 70.9% from the free throw line. As a team, North Carolina Central is pulling down 34.3 boards per game and has totaled 151 dimes on the season, which ranks 22nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a group are committing 18.8 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 17.7 turnovers per game while drawing 15.8 fouls. They give up 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 113th in college basketball in opponents PPG (65.6). The Eagles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (211 of 479) and they relinquish 31.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 314th in college basketball in allowing assists with 131 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Marquette Golden Eagles took a loss by a score of 80-77 when they played Wisconsin. Regarding rebounding, Marquette allowed Wisconsin to collect 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 44.4% from 3-point land by hitting 12 out of 27 and ended up shooting 8 of 13 from the free throw line (61.5%). The Golden Eagles permitted Wisconsin to knock down 30 out of 59 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.8% for the matchup. In all, the Golden Eagles ended up going 27 for 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Marquette buried 9 out of their 20 tries (45.0%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 70.0%. Wisconsin was called for 20 fouls for the matchup which got the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Golden Eagles were able to pull down 18 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 25 in this matchup.
Kameron Jones ended up being important for the Golden Eagles for this game. He racked up 26 points in his 40 mins on the court and tallied 1 assist in this matchup. He made 9 out of 12 for this game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Marquette has a record of 6-3 on the campaign. The Golden Eagles have committed 17.4 fouls per game and they connect on 70.7% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 19.0 times per contest (8th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest. Marquette has accounted for 735 points so far this year (81.7 per game) and they average 34.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Eagles are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 49th in Division 1.
The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 165th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.9. They are forcing 16.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (147th in college basketball). The Marquette defense concedes 32.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (68 of 207) and their opponents are converting on 66.0% of their free throw shots. They allow 13.3 assists and 35.4 total boards per game, ranking them 240th and 240th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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