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Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Georgetown Hoyas - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgetown Hoyas (13-5) at Marquette Golden Eagles (10-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports 1

The Georgetown Hoyas and Marquette Golden Eagles will face off at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Georgetown Hoyas won their third straight game and improved to 13-5 (5-2 Big East) on the season after defeating the 4th ranked Villanova Wildcats 78-58 this past Monday. Georgetown outrebounded Villanova by a 34-26 margin and forced the Wildcats to commit 17 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Hoyas was Isaac Copeland who had 17 points and 6 rebounds off the bench. Georgetown is ranked 15th in the RPI Standings and has played the 5th ranked SOS. On the season, the Hoyas have been led by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (15.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.7 spg) and Joshua Smith (12.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 apg). Offensively, Georgetown is averaging 71.9 ppg (ranked 84th) on 46.7% shooting (ranked 46th). The Hoyas are averaging just 5.3 three-pointers per game (ranked 263rd) and have a 0.98 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 173rd). Defensively, Georgetown is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 ppg (ranked 136th) on 39.4% shooting (ranked 55th). The Hoyas average 5.5 bpg (ranked 17th) and have a rebound margin of 3.9 (ranked 73rd).

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Georgetown Hoyas - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marquette Golden Eagles dropped to 10-8 (2-4 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the St. John’s Red Storm 60-57 this past Wednesday. Marquette shot just 31.7% from the field and committed 15 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was Matt Carlino who had 21 points, 2 assists, and 4 steals. Marquette is ranked 97th in the RPI Standings and has played the 71st ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Eagles have been led by Matt Carlino (13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg) and Duane Wilson (11.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg). Offensively, Marquette is averaging 67.1 ppg (ranked 185th) on 45.0% shooting (ranked 96th). The Golden Eagles average 15.1 apg (ranked 41st) and commit only an average of 15.0 personal fouls per game (ranked 16th). Marquette is holding their opponents to an average of 63.4 ppg (ranked 118th) on 42.3% shooting (ranked 170th). The Golden Eagles average just 3.0 bpg (ranked 225th) and grab just 31.11 total rpg (ranked 315th).

The Hoyas are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. the Big East. The Golden Eagles are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Although Marquette is just 2-4 in the Big East, they’ve been very competitive in each game as their 4 loses come by just an average of just 4 points. Georgetown looked awful good on the defensive end against Villanova however, they are just 1-2 in the Big East on the road this season. Marquette is a tough home team in need of a win, and I think Matt Carlino will lead Marquette to victory in this one. Take Marquette and the point in this one. 

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