Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: XL Center in Hartford, CT
The Marquette Golden Eagles (19-5) are on their way to XL Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the UConn Huskies (18-6).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Butler and walked away with a win by a score of 60-52 in their last contest. Marquette ended the game having earned a 45.8% field goal percentage (22 out of 48) and knocked down 7 out of their 21 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 9 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 25 with 1 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In reference to defense, Marquette allowed the other team to shoot 38.0% from the field on 19 of 50 shooting. Butler earned 13 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Butler had 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Butler shot 85.7% at the charity stripe by burying 6 of 7 tries. They made 8 of their 25 attempts from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Golden Eagles left the arena with 11 while Butler accounted for 14 personal fouls.
Tyler Kolek is one player who played a role in the matchup. He accounted for 20 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also grabbed 5 boards. He finished the contest at 38.5% from the field and also earned 6 dimes.
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Marquette will play this game with a record of 19-5 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Marquette is pulling down 31.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 434 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 7th in the country in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are shooting 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (214 of 604) and 71.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 81.3 points per game (19th in D-1) on 50.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Eagles are able to force 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.2 personal fouls. They give up 34.3% on shots from distance and they rank 194th in college basketball in opponents PPG (69.8). The Golden Eagles defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (609 of 1,371) and they relinquish 34.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 322nd in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 356 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the UConn Huskies went home victorious with a score of 68-62 against Georgetown. The Huskies were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. Georgetown committed 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 5 tries. They were able to make 2 of those for a rate of 40.0%. In reference to shooting from downtown, UConn made 12 of 24 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Huskies went 27 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 42.2%. The Huskies allowed Georgetown to make 23 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.4% in this matchup. They shot 43.8% from distance by shooting 7 of 16 and finished the game at 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). When it comes to attacking the glass, UConn allowed Georgetown to get 26 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Tristen Newton ended up having an impact for the Huskies in the matchup. He accumulated 15 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the contest. He made 6 out of 14 in this contest for a rate of 42.9%, and earned 8 rebounds.
UConn has a record of 18-6 on the season. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 118th in college hoops. UConn has earned 1,903 pts for the campaign (79.3 per contest) and they average 38.8 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 17.4 times per contest (8th in the country) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. The Huskies are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The UConn defense gives up 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (110 of 368) and opponents are converting on 73.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 9.0 dimes and 30.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 7th and 17th in the country. The Huskies on defense are ranked 51st in D-1 in points given up per game with 64.8. They are able to force 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (50th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UConn
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