Georgetown University Hoyas (10-2) at Marquette Golden Eagles (9-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 30, 2017, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -9 -- Over/Under:
The Georgetown Hoyas and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Georgetown Hoyas could use a win here after splitting their last four games. The Georgetown Hoyas are averaging 82.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 39 percent shooting. Jessie Govan is averaging 19 points and 12.2 rebounds while Marcus Derrickson is averaging 14.2 points and 1.6 assists. Kaleb Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jahvon Blair is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Georgetown Hoyas are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Georgetown Hoyas are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Georgetown Hoyas have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 83.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Andrew Rowsey is averaging 21.5 points and 4.4 assists while Markus Howard is averaging 21.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Sam Hauser is the third double-digit scorer and Haanif Cheatham is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won five of their last seven home games.
The Hoyas are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big East. The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Hoyas are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Marquette, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This is a lot of points to give the Georgetown Hoyas, a team that's been really balanced this season and both of thier losses came against good teams in overtime. The Marquette Golden Eagles can have issues on the defensive end at times and haven't been good against the number, especially at home. Give me the points in a game the Hoyas can win outright.