Georgetown vs. Marquette - 1/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (9-5) at Georgetown Hoyas (9-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Georgetown Hoyas meet Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Marquette Golden Eagles have won five of their last six games and play their third true road game. On the season, Marquette is averaging 70 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Luke Fischer is averaging 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Matt Carlino is averaging 12 points and 3.8 assists. Juan Anderson is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Duane Wilson is shooting 39.3 percent from the field. The Marquette Golden Eagles have become an offensive team with four double-digit scorers while they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 33.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Marquette is forcing 15.1 turnovers and has allowed 66 or less points in five straight games.
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The Georgetown Hoyas have won four of their last five games and play their third conference game. On the season, Georgetown is averaging 73.5 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 65.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 14.2 points and 3.5 assists while Joshua Smith is averaging 12.8 points and six rebounds. Jabril Trawick is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and L.J. Peak is shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The Georgetown Hoyas have a lot of scoring depth with six players averaging at least seven points while they’re shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Georgetown is forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and has allowed 64 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The Golden Eagles are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big East and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hoyas are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
I'm just not sold on the Marquette Golden Eagles and their lack of rebounding will be the difference here. Look for the Georgetown Hoyas to win this game by double digits.