Game: (767) Davidson 2-3) vs. (768) Marquette (3-1)
Time: Thurs. 11/28 6:30 PM EST at HP Field House
Spread: Marquette -3
Odds from: 5Dimes Sportsbook
Davidson and Marquette are set to square off in a highly anticipated game at HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida. Marquette beat Robert Morris by four points on Saturday, while Davidson came up short in an 82-70 game to Wake Forest on Friday.
The Wildcats are averaging 74 points per game on offense and allowing 70 points per game on defense. Wildcats are shooting 46% from the field and 38% from 3, averaging 9 threes per game. The Wildcats average 7 steals per game and force 14 turnovers per game. However, the Wildcats allow 47% shooting from the field with poor defense.
MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES
The Golden Eagles average 70 points per game and allow 61 points per game on defense. Marquette is shooting 42% from the field and 41% from 3, averaging 8 threes per game. The Golden Eagles turn the ball over 16 times per game which could turn into a lot of easy buckets for Davidson if not limited.
Marquette guard Marcus Howard leads the squad with 21.2 points per game and is shooting 46.4 percent from long range this season. Junior guard Koby McEwan leads the team with 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and is scoring 15.8 points per game this season. Senior guard Sacar Anim is averaging 8.8 points per night alongside 3.3 rebounds this season.
This game could be a close one throughout but Marquette has the best player on the court in Howard and I think that will be the difference. This game will come down to which team has the better defense. Both teams are giving up less than 70 points per game. Marquette has the 18th best defense when it comes to opponent field goal percentage. Davidson will be able to stay in the game but Marquette should be able to pull out a W.
- Under is 6-2 in DAV last 8 neutral site games.
- MARQ are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- MARQ are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Thu. games.
Data Analysis: Marquette -3 / Under 140
Fade the Public: Davidson +3 / Over 140
Sharp Action: Davidson +3 / not enough data