Marquette vs. Jackson State - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jackson State Tigers (2-4) at Marquette Golden Eagles (3-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Jackson State Tigers and Marquette Golden Eagles square off Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Jackson State Tigers look for their second road win to help dig out of a 2-4 hole. The Jackson State Tigers are averaging 68.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Paris Collins is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Chace Franklin is averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 assists. Raeford Worsham is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Yettra Specks is dishing 1.5 assists. The Jackson State Tigers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. Jackson State is forcing nearly 16 turnovers per game but that poor free throw shooting has to improve if wins are going to pile up. The Jackson State Tigers have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles have found a groove with wins in three of their last four games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 75 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Henry Ellenson is averaging 15.2 points and two assists while Luke Fischer is averaging 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Duane Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Traci Carter is dishing four assists. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 24.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Marquette is averaging 17 turnovers per contest and has made just 26 threes in five games this season. The Marquette Golden Eagles have lost eight of their last 10 home games.
The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Golden Eagles are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Jackson State has had a tough schedule already this season with road games against Oregon and Baylor. Playing against an offensively challeneged team in Marquette should be a tab bit easier. I don't love this game, but I also don't love the Golden Eagles lack of offensive production. If forced to pick, I'll take the road tested team and the points.