Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden NCAAB Betting Prediction

Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Prediction 2/28/2024

The Providence Friars (18-9) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (21-6) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Providence Friars Are Coming Off A Win

Providence comes into this game with a record of 18-9 and a three-game win streak. So far, they have gone 9-7 in Big East play and 9-2 in non-conference games. On the road, they have struggled, going 4-6 compared to 14-3 at home.

As the underdog, the Friars have gone 5-6 this season. They are 13-3 when they are favored. So far, they have been the underdog in 11 games compared to 16 games as the favorite.

Providence has been one of the best teams in the country vs. the spread this season, going 17-10. They have been particularly strong on the road, going 8-2 ATS. As the underdog, the Friars have gone 9-2 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Providence is 8-2 ATS. In their last 3 road games, they have gone 2-1 ATS.

Providence’s over/under record this season is 12-15 and the average over/under line in their games is 141.8. So far, 19 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 149.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette enters this game with a 21-6 record, including a 15-2 mark at home. They have won two straight games and are 12-4 in Big East play.

At home, the Golden Eagles have been dominant, going 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they have won five straight at home. They have been favored in 21 of their 27 games this season, going 17-4 in those contests.

Marquette has been solid against the spread this season, going 16-10-1. They have been especially strong at home, going 11-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 7-3 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette games is 10-17. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 149.3 and the average score is 147.7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 154 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is in line with the average OU line in their games this season.

Providence Offense Breakdown

Providence’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Xavier. Overall, they hit 43.5% of their shots from the field and went 16/20 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Friars hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 165th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 284th in terms of percentage and 115th in three-pointers made.

Devin Carter (G) 19.4 8.3 3.6
Josh Oduro (F) 16.5 7.0 2.0
Davonte Gaines (G) 8.6 4.3 1.0

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Marquette’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Xavier, finishing the game with a total of 88 points. Their season average is now 79.1 points per game. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Kam Jones with 34 points, while Oso Ighodaro also chipped in with 12 points.

Kam Jones (G) 15.8 2.6 2.1
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.1 4.8 7.7
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.2 7.3 2.8

Providence Team Defense

The Friars’ defense is presently ranked 88th nationally, allowing an average of 68.3 points per contest. Against Xavier in their most recent game, the Providence defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Xavier to hit 42% of their shots.

Marquette Team Defense

So far, the Golden Eagles’ defense is ranked 94th in the country at 68.6 points per contest. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (424th).

Friars vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • Providence has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 66 points per game while allowing 71. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Marquette has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Friars have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 8-2.
  • Marquette has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.

Friars vs Golden Eagles Prediction

In this Golden Eagles vs. Golden Eagles matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Golden Eagles at -10.5. While we project the Golden Eagles to win 75-69, our recommendation is to bet on the Friars for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Friars and Golden Eagles to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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