Providence Friars vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Prediction 01/20/19

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A 13-game home winning streak is on the line for the 15th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (15-3, 4-1 Big East) when they welcome the Providence Friars (11-6, 1-3 Big East) to Fiserv Forum. Action gets underway at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 20, 2019, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

Providence Friars at Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Golden Eagles edged the Georgetown Hoyas 74-71, while the Friars beat the Seton Hall Pirates 72-63.

Providence dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.8 (worse than their season average of 15.6) and a free throw rate of 0.293 (above their season average of 0.264). Seton Hall recorded marks of 26.7 and 0.218, respectively, for those same stats. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 15.6 (better than their season average of 17.7) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.535 vs. 0.519). Sam Hauser played well for Marquette with 31 points and eight rebounds. Providence was lifted by Alpha Diallo, who had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

This was a highly contested series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the most recent game, the Friars won 77-75. Providence’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Friars had more offensive rebounds (eight vs. three) and total rebounds (33 vs. 28). This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

This game should be a battle of opposite paces. Marquette has preferred to play quickly (67th in possessions per game), while Providence has been more methodical (168th in possessions per game).

Providence Friars vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Marquette, ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Marquette ranks 84th in three pointers attempted per game (24.5) while Providence ranks 227th (19.5).
  • The Friars rank 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Golden Eagles rank 41st (2.7).
  • The Golden Eagles average 39.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 29th in the nation. The Friars rank 163rd in rebounds allowed per game (35.5).
  • Providence ranks 110th in steals per game (6.6) while Marquette ranks 152nd in steals allowed per game (7.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (7.5 above their season average).
  • The Friars have been outscored by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Providence has defeated opponents by an average of 5.1 points.