Marquette vs. Morgan State - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morgan State Bears (2-10) at Marquette Golden Eagles (7-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Morgan State Bears and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Morgan State Bears are off to a tough 2-10 start and are playing their ninth true road game. On the season, Morgan State is averaging 57.8 points on 34.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Cedric Blossom is averaging 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Blake Bozeman is averaging 13 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Zech Smith is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Donte Pretlow is producing 3.6 assists. The Morgan State Bears are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, as only four players are averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 63.2 percent from the free throw line and 26.6 percent from deep on the season. Defensively, Morgan State is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 16.7 turnovers.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles have won four of their last five games and play for the first time in six days. On the season, Marquette is averaging 69.6 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 65.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Luke Fischer is averaging 15.7 points and seven rebounds while Matt Carlino is averaging 12.4 points and 3.8 assists. Juan Anderson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Duane Wilson is shooting 40.4 percent from the field. The Marquette Golden Eagles are getting the job done offensively, as they have four players averaging double-digit points and they’re shooting 68.3 percent from the line and 35 percent from deep on the season. Defensively, Marquette is forcing 15.9 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 33.3 percent from downtown.
The Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 road games. The Golden Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss.
The Morgan State Bears have been getting blown out all season against subpar comp. Why should we expect any different against a Marquette team at home. I like the Golden Eagles in a blowout.