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Marquette Eagles vs Providence Friars Prediction 12/19/2023

The Marquette Golden Eagles (9-2) travel to face off against the Providence Friars (9-2) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence and televised on FS1. Both Marquette and Providence will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars

The Marquette Golden Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Marquette has a 9-2 record this season, and this will be their 12th game. In their last five road games, including last year, Marquette has gone 4-1 on the road. As of now, Marquette holds a 4-3-1 record against the spread for the season leading into today’s game. In away games, Marquette is 1-1 vs. the spread this season and has a solid 7-3 ATS record in their previous ten road games.

Marquette comes in with an over/under record of 3-5-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.2 points per game so far. In the Golden Eagles’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 147 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.

The Providence Friars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Providence comes into this game against Marquette with a 9-2 record overall, making this their 12th game of the season. In their two road games so far, the Friars are 1-1, while they have a 6-1 record at home. Providence has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-4. So far this season, they have gone 1-1 ATS on the road and 4-3 ATS at home.

So far, Providence’s games have averaged 138.9 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.1 points. The Friars’ last five games have culminated with an average of 136 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Marquette offense tallied 64 points in a matchup against Wisconsin. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.8%, and they made 7 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kam Jones who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.6. Tyler Kolek also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.

Kam Jones (G) 15.6 2.9 2.5
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 5.0 5.9
Oso Ighodaro (F) 13.7 6.2 2.3

Providence Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 74.6 points per game, Providence struggled in their previous game. Against Oklahoma, the Friars scored 51 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.4%. The top scorer for the Friars was Devin Carter with 17 points, while Josh Oduro also chipped in with 15 points.

Bryce Hopkins (F) 16.8 8.2 1.6
Devin Carter (G) 15.7 7.8 3.0
Josh Oduro (F) 14.0 6.3 1.9

Marquette Team Defense

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 81st nationally, allowing an average of 67.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Wisconsin, the Badgers finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 75 points vs. Marquette.

Providence Team Defense

So far, the Friars’ defense is ranked 27th in the country at 62.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Marquette. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.6%.

Golden Eagles vs Friars Trends

  • In their last three road games, Marquette has averaged 69 points per game while allowing 65. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Friars have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 69 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Friars have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.

Golden Eagles vs Friars Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Friars on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 144.5, and our model predicts the Golden Eagles and Friars to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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