Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Youtube TV
The Georgetown Hoyas (5-10) are en route to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they will try to beat the Marquette Golden Eagles (12-4).
The Georgetown Hoyas faced Villanova and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-57 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Hoyas ended up finishing with 14 while Villanova accumulated 15 fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter. Villanova finished 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 18 shots. On top of that, Villanova had 32 boards (5 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Villanova recorded 8 assists and had 9 steals in the game. Concerning defense, Georgetown let their opponent shoot 42.6% from the floor on 23 of 54 shooting. They also distributed 12 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Hoyas converted 11 of 16 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. Georgetown finished having earned a 35.6% field goal percentage (21 out of 59) and made 4 of their 20 3-point shots.
Jordan Riley is someone who was a contributor for the game. He racked up 12 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 27 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. He went 40.0% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Georgetown will enter this contest with a record of 5-10 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a group are committing 15.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Georgetown is snagging 37.3 boards per game and has accounted for 178 assists this season, which is 262nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Hoyas are shooting 32.6% on 3-pointers (89 of 273) and 71.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 73.5 pts per game (155th in the country) while shooting 44.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Hoyas are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They are 357th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 253 conceded this season. The Hoyas defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.9% (424 of 944) and they relinquish 37.2 boards per game as a squad. They concede 36.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 347th in college basketball in opponents points per game (77.7).
The last time they took the court, the Marquette Golden Eagles took home the win by a final score of 96-85 when they faced St. John's. With respect to rebounding, Marquette allowed St. John's to get 31 in all (12 on the offensive side). They finished 47.1% from downtown by hitting 8 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). The Golden Eagles allowed St. John's to make 34 out of their 66 tries from the floor which had them shooting 51.5% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Golden Eagles ended up shooting 33 out of 62 from the floor which had them sitting at 53.2%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Marquette made 10 out of 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.9%. St. John's earned 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 12 steals in this matchup. The Golden Eagles snagged 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 28 for this contest.
Olivier-Maxence Prosper ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Eagles in this game. He totaled 29 points in his 29 mins on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He made 9 out of 13 for this contest for a rate of 69.2%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
Marquette has a win-loss record of 12-4 for the season. The Golden Eagles are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 17.9 times per game (13th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per contest. Marquette has accounted for 1,318 pts so far this season (82.4 per contest) and they average 33.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Eagles are shooting 49.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 14th in D-1.
The Marquette defense allows 34.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (126 of 368) and their opposition knocks down 67.9% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.6 assists and 35.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 305th and 268th in D-1. The Golden Eagles defensively are ranked 234th in D-1 in points given up per game with 70.9. They are forcing their opponents into 15.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the floor (237th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown
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