Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas NCAA Betting Prediction

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Prediction 2/3/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (16-5) travel to face off against the Georgetown Hoyas (8-12) on Saturday, February 3rd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on FS1. Marquette is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgetown is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Providence. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette has been on a roll lately, winning five straight games to improve their overall record to 16-5. They have been especially good at home, going 12-2 with an average scoring margin of +14.7 points per game. However, they have been slightly worse on the road, going 4-3 with an average scoring margin of -0.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Golden Eagles have been favored in 16 of their 21 games, going 12-4 in those contests. Their most recent game was an 85-80 win over Villanova, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

Marquette’s ATS record this season is 11-9-1, and they are 7-9 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line for Marquette’s games this season (148.1). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points, which is the same as the average over/under record in their games this year (8-13).

The Georgetown Hoyas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Georgetown comes into this game as the underdog, as they have gone 1-11 in games where they are not favored. On the season, they have an overall record of 8-12 and are currently on a five-game losing streak.

At home, the Hoyas have gone 7-6, and their average scoring margin is +1.8 points per game. In their last game, they lost to Providence by a score of 84-76.

As the underdog, Georgetown has gone 7-5 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 9-11. At home, their ATS record is 4-9 and they are just 2-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. However, their ATS mark as the underdog in their last 10 games is 6-4.

Georgetown’s over/under record for the season is 11-9 and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Marquette finished with 85 points in their game against Villanova. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.9 points per game. For the season, the Marquette offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 306th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 4.9 7.2
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.6 7.1 2.6
Kam Jones (G) 13.8 2.7 2.3

Georgetown Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Hoyas’ offense finished with 76 points, which is right in line with their current average of 72.8 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Hoyas have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 340th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 165th in terms of percentage and 93rd in three-pointers made.

Jayden Epps (G) 19.1 2.2 4.5
Dontrez Styles (G) 12.9 6.0 0.8
Supreme Cook (F) 11.3 8.2 0.3

Marquette Team Defense

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 90th nationally, allowing an average of 68.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Marquette’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.1% this season.

Georgetown Team Defense

So far, the Hoyas’ defense is ranked 236th in the country at 75.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Marquette, the Georgetown defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Georgetown made 23 free-throws vs. the Hoyas.

Golden Eagles vs Hoyas Trends

  • Across the Golden Eagles last five road games, the team averaged 75 points per game while allowing 75. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Georgetown has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 0-5 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hoyas have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-9.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Golden Eagles vs Hoyas Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +11.5, we have the Hoyas as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 152.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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