Check out our free Marquette vs Georgetown pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marquette vs Georgetown Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Golden Eagles vs Hoyas Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marquette Golden Eagles at Georgetown Hoyas
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Marquette -10.5, MARQ -590 | GEORGE +419 O/U 149.5
Golden Eagles Preview:
Through 25 games, the Marquette Golden Eagles have an overall record of 19-6. On the road, the Golden Eagles will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 5-5. So far, the Golden Eagles have been favored 17 times, going 16-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Marquette as -10.5 point favorites.
Marquette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Jones who is averaging 15.28 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Olivier-Maxence Prosper who has hit 53.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.04 points per game.
On offense, Marquette is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.75% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Through 25 games, the Georgetown Hoyas have an overall record of 6-19. So far this season, Georgetown has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-9. For the season, Georgetown has been the underdog in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 1-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hoyas being +10.5 point underdogs.
Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears, who is averaging 16.2 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 22.89% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.12 rebounds per game and 5.36 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 14.85 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 39.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgetown this season, as they are currently ranked 218th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoyas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 236th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles -10.5
When analyzing this matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Georgetown Hoyas, we see grabbing Marquette to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have Marquette as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -10.5. Not only only do we like the Marquette’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Marquette and Georgetown are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the Marquette to win and cover the spread.