Providence Friars (7-5) at Marquette Golden Eagles (6-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Providence Friars and the Marquette Golden Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night.
The Providence Friars will look to bounce back after falling to Xavier in their last outing by a final score of 74-73. David Duke leads the Friars in scoring ans assists while sitting 2nd on the team in rebounding with 20.3 PPG, 4.4 APG and 6 RPG while Nate Watson is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 18.3 PPG and 7.6 RPG, making up the leading duo of double-digit scorers for the Friars heading into Tuesday’s matchup with Marquette. AJ Reeves also is contributing 9 PPG for the Friars on the board this season. As a team, Providence is averaging 74.6 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 31.6% from behind the arc and 72% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.3 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field and 33.7% from behind the 3-point line this season.
The Marquette Golden Eagles will look to bounce back after a 65-54 loss to UConn in their last matchup. Dawson Garcia leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding with an average of 13 PPG and 7.6 RPG while Koby McEwen is right behind in 2nd with 12.8 PPG with 3.9 RPG and 3 APG this season. DJ Carton has 11.1 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG and 3.4 RPG while Jamal Cain has 10.8 PPG and 6.3 RPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Marquette heading into this game. Theo John and Justin Lewis each have 8 PPG with 5+ RPG this season. As a team, Marquette is averaging 72.6 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 37.2% from behind the arc and 70.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.5 PPG on 40.3% shooting from the field and 34.3% from 3-point range this season.
Providence is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games. Marquette is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while the over is 14-5-1 in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record. The favorite is 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
This one is shaping up to be a huge battle between to teams that I think may start to get a bit desperate in the lower half of the Big East standings. With that said, I still think we see a more inspired offensive effort from two teams that just haven’t been anything special for much of the season in terms of putting points on the board. I think this is a game where both teams get into the low-70s or high 60s, but I still imagine the total going over the number here as my free pick. My stronger play though is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.