Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Xavier Musketeers - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (15-1) at Marquette Golden Eagles (12-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Xavier Musketeers will travel to play the Marquette Golden Eagles in a Big East game on Saturday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-5 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to Villanova by a score of 83-68. Marquette had won their previous two games against St. John’s and Providence before losing on the road to Villanova. Marquette has good wins against Wisconsin, LSU, Arizona State, and Providence. Marquette is averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Marquette is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Henry Ellenson is averaging 15.7 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game for Marquette. Luke Fischer is averaging 13.7 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles. Marquette is shooting 71.1% on free throws, 34% on three-pointers, and 46.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Xavier Musketeers are 15-1 (3-1) and are coming off of a win against DePaul by a score of 84-64. Xavier’s only loss came at Villanova by a score of 95-64. Since that loss, Xavier is 3-0 including a 19-point win against 9th ranked Butler. Xavier is averaging 80.4 points per game while giving up 66 points per game. Xavier is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Xavier. Myles Davis is averaging 11.1 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for the Musketeers. Xavier is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 37.4% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Xavier is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games. The under is 5-2 in Xavier’s last 7 games. Marquette is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. Marquette is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 4-0 in Marquette’s last 4 home games.
Xavier will have their hands full on the road against Marquette, who has proven they can beat good teams. Xavier has been able to play good defense, while scoring over 80 points per game. Xavier is also a very good rebounding team and has the shooting advantage. I like Xavier on the road here.