Golden Eagles vs. Hoyas Prediction
The 15th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles have won their last three games and will go on the road tonight to face the Georgetown Hoyas. Is Marquette going to make it four in a row with another victory?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Capital One Arena at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 158.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Golden Eagles notch win over Pirates
Marquette earned a 70-66 victory over visiting Seton Hall Saturday to improve to 14-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Big East. The Golden Eagles took a 40-30 lead at halftime and held off a Pirates rally attempt. Markus Howard paced Marquette with 26 points on 7-of-20 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point range plus a perfect 9-of-9 at the free throw line. Sacar Anim contributed 14 points, two assists and two steals. Sam Hauser tallied 13 points, four boards and four assists. Theo John added 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots. The Golden Eagles shot 22-of-54 from the floor including 6-of-23 from 3-point distance plus 20-of-24 on free throw attempts.
Hoyas take down Friars
Georgetown snapped a two-game skid in double overtime Saturday with a 96-90 home victory over Providence. The Hoyas (12-5, 2-2) trailed 36-34 at halftime and it went into overtime at 73-73 in the evenly matched contest. Georgetown shot 34-of-75 from the floor, 9-of-29 from 3-point range and 19-of-28 on free throws. Jessie Govan paced the Hoyas with a career-high 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 8-of-11 at the free throw line. He also contributed 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. James Akinjo accounted for 20 points, nine assists and four rebounds. Mac McClung added 16 points and four rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Marquette is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
The Hoyas are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Georgetown is 2-6-1 ATS in its last nine Big East games.
Marquette is solid if not spectacular on both sides of the court. Georgetown, on the other hand, is decent offensively but can really be prone to struggles on the defensive end. The Hoyas play at a very fast pace and that should allow Howard more room to roam, which is dangerous. Look for him to have a big night as Marquette covers this spread as the small road favorite.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -2.5