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Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence 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 comes into today’s game against Providence with a 9-2 record this season. In their last three road games, including one from last year, Marquette has a 2-1 record. Marquette has a winning record against the spread at 4-3-1. When playing on the road, the Golden Eagles are 1-1 vs. the spread, while they are 3-2-1 at home ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Marquette has an over/under record of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 146.2 points per game on average. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

The Providence Friars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Against Marquette, the Golden Eagles have a 9-2 record. When playing away, the Friars have a 1-1 record, while they have a 6-1 record when playing at home. Providence has a winning record vs. the spread, sitting at 5-4. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, Providence has an over/under record of 2-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 138.9 points per game so far. 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. The team’s scoring leader is Kam Jones, who holds an average of 15.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tyler Kolek is averaging 15 points per game this season.

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

The Providence offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 51 points versus Oklahoma. During the game, they attempted 23 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 40.4%. For the season, the Providence offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.7 made three’s per contest.

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

Marquette’s defense has been playing well, ranking 82nd nationally, with 67.2 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. Providence, the Marquette defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Marquette made 24 free-throws vs. the Golden Eagles.

Providence Team Defense

So far this season, the Providence defense has been performing well, ranking 27th in the country at 62.7 points allowed per contest. Providence’s three-point defense is currently 58th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.9% of their shots vs. Providence.

Golden Eagles vs Friars Trends

  • The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • 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.
  • The last ten games that Providence was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • 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

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4.5, the Friars is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 145.5, and our model predicts the Golden Eagles and Friars to score a combined 141 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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