Providence vs. Marquette Golden - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marquette (17-8) at Providence (15-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Dunkin' Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence -1 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles (17-8, CONF 7-6) and Providence Friars (15-12, CONF 8-6) face off in a Big East showdown at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Friars knocked off the Golden Eagles in overtime by a point early in January.
The Golden Eagles have been one of the harder teams to figure out this season, and just when it seems they can be trusted, they go on a losing streak. Coming into this game, Marquette has lost two games straight, and in their last game against Creighton the offense could only manage 65 points, and that was at home.
Away from home, Marquette’s biggest issue has been the defense which is giving up 78.2 points and letting opponents shoot 43.8 percent from the field. Markus Howard is the star of the Golden Eagles averaging 26.7 point while shooting 40.8 percent from the field.
The Friars, much like the Golden Eagles have been inconsistent, but coming into this game they have won two games in a row. In Providence’s last game against Georgetown the defense locked down giving up only 63 points and that led to an easy victory.
Alpha Diallo is the star of the Friars averaging 14.1 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field.
The Golden Eagles are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings played between the two teams. Marquette is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings against Providence. The favorite is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 games against Providence and Marquette.
The Friars are playing better basketball, and they should find some success because of their defense. Look for the Friars to win this game and cover the spread.