Marquette vs. North Dakota - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Dakota Sioux (4-6) at Marquette Golden Eagles (6-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Networks
The Marquette Golden Eagles and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux face off on Monday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in college basketball action.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 6-4 this season winning three of their last four games. Marquette is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents shoot 45.4 percent. Matt Carlino leads the Golden Eagles averaging 12.7 points per game. Duane Wilson is averaging 12.7 points, Juan Anderson is averaging 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds, and JaJuan Johnson is averaging 7.7 points. Marquette is 402 at home and three of their losses have been to teams ranked in the top 25.
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The North Dakota Fighting Sioux are 4-6 this season but they are coming off of a win though it came against a D-2 opponent. North Dakota is averaging 59.1 points shooting 39.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.9 points and their opponents are shooting 51.3 percent. Jaron Nash leads the Fighting Sioux averaging 12.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Estan Tyler is averaging 11 points, Quinton Hooker is averaging 8.8 points, and Terrel de Rouen is averaging 8.8 pints. North Dakota is 1-5 on the road this season.
Marquette is 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games, 6-0 against the spread in their last six games, and 0-3-1 against the spread against the Big Sky. North Dakota is 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 3-8-1 against the spread following a win, and 0-6 on the road against a team with a winning home record.
This is a big number but this looks to be a one sided game and while I am staying away I would lean towards Marquette.