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Marquette vs Providence Basketball Picks 2-28-24

Providence Friars (18-9) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (21-6)
February 28, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -10.5; Over/Under: +147
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The Providence Friars and Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Fiserv Forum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Providence vs Marquette prediction.

Providence Needs This Win

Providence has won three games in a row and they have to have confidence that they can find success in this game. In the last game against Xavier, Providence scored 79 points and that was enough for the road victory. Providence is averaging 74 points while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 83rd and the defense is going to need to step up here or this is going to be a long game. Devin Carter is averaging 19.3 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. 

Providence Betting Trends

  • Providence has won each of its last four night games.
  • Each of Providence’s last six games against Top 5 AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 147 or fewer points.
  • Providence has lost the first half in eight of its last nine road night games against the Big East Conference.

Marquette Has Won Two Straight

Marquette has won two straight games and they have to have confidence also heading into this game. in the last game against Xavier, Marquette scored 88 points and they ended up winning 24 points. Marquette is averaging 79.1 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 56th in the league while the defense is ranked 90th. Kam Jones is averaging 15.8 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three point line. This is an elite offensive team, but at times the defense has been inconsistent. in this game it can’t be a game where they struggle with the defense early and give Providence some hope. Marquette will play against Creighton after this game.

Marquette Betting Trends

  • Marquette has won 25 of its last 26 night games at Fiserv Forum.
  • Four of Marquette’s last five games against Conference opponents at Fiserv Forum have produced a total of 152+ points.
  • Marquette has won the first half in each of its last nine night games at Fiserv Forum against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Providence vs Marquette Betting Prediction

I expect Providence is going to find success here. Providence is averaging 74 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Marquette’s defense at times has struggled and they are giving up 68.6 points per game. Marquette should still probably come away with a victory but it’s going to be only within a couple of points. Back Providence against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Providence +10.5

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