Providence at Marquette: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Marquette Golden Eagles (6-6) vs Providence Friars (7-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Marquette Golden Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Providence Friars will travel to Fiserv Forum to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Providence Friars lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 7-5 on the season after being defeated by the Xavier Musketeers, 74-73, this past Sunday. Providence looked like they were going to pick up the win after taking a 73-66 lead with just 1:13 left in regulation, however, the Friars faded down the stretch and allowed Xavier to win the game on a Colby Jones three-pointer as time expired. Providence shot 51.8% from the field and 59.1% from beyond the arc while Xavier shot 48.3% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc. Providence was outrebounded by Xavier by a 35-31 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 15-13 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Friars was David Duke who had 30 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.
On the season, Providence is averaging 74.6 ppg on 45.6% shooting from the field. The Friars are averaging 6.0 three-pointers per game on 31.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Providence has been led by David Duke (20.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.1 spg), Nate Watson (18.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg), A.J. Reeves (9.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg), & Jared Bynum (5.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, Providence is allowing their opponents to average 71.2 ppg on 44.5% shooting from the field. The Friars have a rebound margin of 1.3 and a turnover margin of 1.3.
The Marquette Golden Eagles dropped to 6-6 on the season after being defeated by the UConn Huskies, 65-54, this past Tuesday. Marquette led by a 41-23 margin early in the 2nd half, however, the Golden Eagles offense stalled out for the remainder of the game and could not fight back after the Huskies took a 57-52 lead with 4:34 left in regulation. Marquette shot 38.6% from the field and 27.8% from beyond the arc while UConn shot 41.4% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc. Marquette was outrebounded by UConn by a 42-28 margin and committed 9 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Dawson Garcia who had a double-double with 20 points & 11 rebounds.
On the season, Marquette is averaging 72.6 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 37.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Marquette has been led by Dawson Garcia (13.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg), Koby McEwen (12.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.8 apg), D.J. Carton (11.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg), & Jamal Cain (10.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Marquette is allowing their opponents to average 69.5 ppg on 40.3% shooting from the field. The Golden Eagles have a rebound margin of 4.9 and a turnover margin of -3.2.
The Friars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Providence has dropped a couple of tough games recently to Creighton & Xavier, however, this is a very solid team that has the talent to be competitive against the best teams in the country. Marquette lost a bunch of talent from last year’s team and have really struggled in terms of turnovers as they come into this game ranked just 301st in turnover margin. Providence has picked up solid road wins at TCU and Seton Hall already this season and as I think they are just better overall team, I think the play here is to take the Friars and the points. Good Luck!