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Providence vs Marquette Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Friars vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Providence Friars at Marquette Golden Eagles
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Providence +7, PROV +247 | MARQ -318 O/U 152.5

Friars Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Marquette, the Providence Friars will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 14-4. On the road, the Friars will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 4-3. So far, the Friars have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

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Bryce Hopkins comes into today’s game as the Friars’ leading scorer at 16.22 points per contest. Not only has Hopkins been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Providence’s top rebounder at 9.11 boards per contest. Behind Hopkins, the team has benefited from the strong play of Devin Carter, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.1% of his shots and is adding 4.39 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Providence this season, as they are currently ranked 179th in college basketball at 71.8 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 Friars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 225th in the NCAA.

Golden Eagles Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Providence, the Marquette Golden Eagles will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 14-5. Currently, the Golden Eagles have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 11-1. The Golden Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Marquette has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 11-1.

Marquette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Jones who is averaging 15.84 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 56.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.42 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 19 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles -7

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Marquette Golden Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7 point betting favorites. Although Marquette as a team is just 132nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Friars’ defense. At -7 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Eagles to come out on top and cover.

 


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