Villanova Wildcats (7-1) at Marquette Golden Eagles (5-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles +4 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Villanova Wildcats look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 79.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is averaging 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Collin Gillespie is averaging 14.5 points and three rebounds. Justin Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Daniels is grabbing three rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 76.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Koby McEwen is averaging 15.2 points and 3.8 rebounds while Dawson Garcia is averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. DJ Carton is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Cain is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 20-9 in Wildcats last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 home games.
The Marquette Golden Eagles have shown they can play with the big boys, as they have wins over Creighton and Wisconsin, but they're in shaky form right now and that defense is starting to show some slippage. The Villanova Wildcats have topped 80 points in four of their last seven games and have covered four of their last five games. I'll lay the small number with Villanova given the much better form.