Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 14, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -8.5 -- Over/Under:
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Indiana Hoosiers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Assembly Hall.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look for a statement road win to build on their 2-0 start. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 79.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 50.5 points on 26 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 26 points and eight rebounds while Sam Hauser is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 assists. Theo John is grabbing seven rebounds and Joey Hauser is dishing three assists. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 19.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have split their last six road games.
The Indiana Hoosiers also look for a big win to remain undefeated on the season. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 92 points on 56.3 percent shooting and allowing 45 points on 28.7 percent shooting. Romeo Langford is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 assists while Justin Smith is averaging 13 points and 3.5 rebounds. Juwan Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fitzner is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 55.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 17 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers have won six of their last nine home games.
The Golden Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten. The Hoosiers are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 14-5-1 in Hoosiers last 20 overall and the over is 9-4 in Golden Eagles last 13 overall.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are certainly no pushovers, as they have above-average offensive ability and are currently a top-15 defense two games into the season. The Indiana Hoosiers are getting great play from their young core, and have been lighting it up offensively without shooting well from deep. Just wait until the outside shot starts falling for the Hoosiers. The Indiana Hoosiers have also been covering machines dating back to the end of last year, and they're also 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games when favored by at least five points. Sometimes you ride the strong trends until they stop cashing tickets.