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Providence vs. Marquette - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Marquette at Providence
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Dunkin' Donuts Center
Providence, RI
The Line
Marquette Golden Eagles -3 -- O/U: 142.5
TV Channel
FOX
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Providence Friars meet in Big East college basketball action from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Marquette Golden Eagles come into this game looking to add to their current 3-game winning streak after a 79-69 win over Butler last time out. Markus Howard led Marquette with 28 points on 9 of 20 shooting with 6 threes while Theo John had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double. Sam Hauser added 11 points with 4 assists to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Marquette in the win, while Joey Hauser added 8 points and 4 assists of his own. Howard leads Marquette with an average of 25.7 points and 4 assists per game while Sam Hauser leads the Golden Eagles in rebounding with 6.7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Marquette is averaging 79 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field, 39.7% from behind the arc and 77% from the foul line this season.

The Providence Friars will look to build some steam after a 78-59 win over St. John’s in their last outing. Nate Watson led the Friars with 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 9 rebounds while Alpha Diallo added 16 points with a team-high 11 rebounds for the double-double. Maliek White and Isaiah Jackson each had 11 points with White adding a team-high 3 threes and 4 steals while Jackson had 9 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists. Diallo leads Providence with an average of 16.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Providence is averaging 71.5 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season.

Marquette is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the over is 12-4-1 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record. Providence is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games overall. Marquette is 15-4 ATS in the last 19 meetings between these two teams and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Providence.

Getting points with Providence at home is tempting as points usually are with a home dog. However, unless there’s something that I’m not picking up on, we are getting a low line with one of the hottest teams in the country right now in Marquette that has been a covering machine on the road and have been covering games overall left and right for quite some time now. The Friars just aren’t on the same wavelength as Marquette in my opinion, so I’ll lay the points with the Golden Eagles in this one.

Pick:
Marquette -3

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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