Villanova vs. Marquette - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (12-4) at Villanova Wildcats (14-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Villanova Wildcats meet Wednesday night at The Pavilion.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look to remain red hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 77.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Henry Ellenson is averaging 15.9 points and 2.3 assists while Luke Fischer is averaging 13.9 points and 7.8 rebounds. Duane Wilson is dishing 2.9 assists and Haanif Cheatham is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. Marquette is allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.1 turnovers per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Villanova Wildcats look to keep rolling after winning their last six games. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 76.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 60.1 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.6 points and 4.5 assists. Daniel Ochefu is grabbing 8.4 rebounds and Jalen Brunson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. Villanova is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Villanova Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since January of 2014.
The Golden Eagles are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Big East and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 41-18 ATS in their last 59 vs. Big East and 39-15 ATS in their last 54 home games. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Villanova and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
We all know Villanova is the team to beat in the Big East and doesn't lose at home. At all. However, Marquette has been the surprise team so far and has solid victries over LSU, Arizona State, Wisconsin and Providence. The Golden Eagles deserve some respect. I'll take a shot with the points here.