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Marquette vs. North Dakota - 12/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-5) at Marquette Golden Eagles (8-2)
Date & Time Tuesday December 18, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -21 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
FOX Sports
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NCAA BB | North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-5) at Marquette Golden Eagles (8-2)
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Fiserv Forum.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are averaging 76.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Cortez Seales is averaging 14.2 points and 4.3 rebounds while Conner Avants is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 assists. Filip Rebraca is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Aanen Moody is dishing 1.8 assists. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The North Dakota Fighting Hawks have lost their last four road games.

The Marquette Golden Eagles look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 76 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 22.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Sam Hauser is averaging 14.1 points and 2.4 assists. Joey Hauser is the third double-digit scorer and Sacar Anim is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 home games.

The Fighting Hawks are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight up win. The Golden Eagles are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Golden Eagles last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 17-6 in Fighting Hawks last 23 road games. The over is 9-4 in Fighting Hawks last 13 Tuesday games.

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks struggle to find their groove offensively when playin on the road, and they're being outscored by 12 points on the road this season. The Marquette Golden Eagles are outscoring teams by 17.4 points at home this seasn and are 5-2 ATS at home as well. If North Dakota can't get anything going offensively in this game, it's going to be smooth sailing for the Golden Eagles. And it's not lik the Fighting Hawks have played anybody for the most part of their schedule. I'll eat the big number if forced to pick this game.

Pick:
Marquette Golden Eagles -21

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