Marquette vs. San Jose State - 12/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (4-4) at Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -18.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and the San Jose State Spartans face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are off to a 6-2 start to the season and after a slow start they have won their last five games. Marquette is averaging 81.8 points and they are shooting 49 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 38.8 percent. Henry Ellerson leads the Golden Eagles averaging 16.3 points ad 8.9 rebounds per game. Luke Fischer is averaging 15 points ad 7.1 rebounds, Duane Wilson is averaging 12.4 points, and Haanif Cheatham is averaging 11.3 points. Marquette looks to be a team that is getting better every game.
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The San Jose State Spartans are 4-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Santa Clara that snapped a three game wining streak. San Jose State is averaging 74.1 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Frank Rogers leads SJSU averaging 17.4 points and 9.5 rebounds. Ryan Welage is averaging 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds, Princeton Onwas is averaging 10.9 points, and Gary Williams Jr. is averaging 7.6 points. San Jose State hasn’t fared well against the better teams.
Marquette is 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 home games, and 5-1 against the spread after scoring 100 or more points in their previous game. San Jose State is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games, 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 non-conference games, and 8-20-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
San Jose State’s defense is a big problem here especially seeing how Marquette’s offense is just getting better and better and I look for the Marquette to cover here.