Villanova vs. Marquette - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (10-11) at Villanova Wildcats (19-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Villanova Wildcats and the Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Wednesday at The Pavilion in Big East college basketball action.
The Villanova Wildcats are 19-2 this season and ranked seventh in the nation. Villanova is averaging 75.3 and they are shooting 46.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Darrun Hilliard leads the Wildcats averaging 13.3 points per game. Josh Hart is averaging 9.9 points, JayVaughn Pinkston is averaging 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Daniel Ochefu is averaging 9.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. Villanova is 10-0 at home and 6-2 in the Big East.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-11 this season and they have lost their last five games. Marquette is averaging 68.1 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Matt Carlino leads the Golden Eagles averaging 14.8 points per game. Duane Wilson is averaging 12 points, Luke Fischer is averaging 10.3 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Juan Anderson is averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Marquette is 0-5 on the road and 2-7 in the Big East.
Villanova is 24-9 against the spread in their last 33 home games, 9-4 against the spread against the Big East, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Marquette is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 9-22-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is a big number and while I like Villanova to win it is tough to pass up all of these points though this game is a lean at best.