Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles, Big East Conference game. Number one against number two of the conference. The Golden Eagles remain in the AP Poll, while Villanova could not be in the top throughout the season. The conference is solidly led by these two teams, and Villanova has a negative record against Marquette in the historic. But in the last game of the season against the Golden Eagles, the Wildcats lost on the road. This game is crucial for Marquette if they want to climb in the AP POLL.
Villanova Wildcats: It’s time to win.
The Wildcats have a positive record at home with eleven victories and only two defeats, and currently with nine unbeaten games at home. Most of the last nine games were against conference rivals: Providence 85-67, Creighton 66-59, Georgetown 77-65 and Seton Hall 80-52 just to give some examples of victories. The record in the conference is 11-4, the only four losses were against Marquette, St. John’s, Xavier and Georgetown. Those last three games were the last of the Wildcats, just defeats.
At home the Wildcats are scoring an average of 75.5 points per game, 25.08 FG points, 70.0% free throw shots, 11.15 three pointers and 15.69 assists. The defense is allowing an average of 65.6 points per game, 24.62 FG points and 6.62 three pointers.
The ATS record is 7-6-0 this season, the Wildcats at home have not been as strong to complete the points in the spread. All season the Wildcats have been favorites at home by spread, 4-2 in the last six games. Against Providence the Wildcats completed -10.5, and the average points at home is -13.2 in the spread.
Marquette Golden Eagles: Leaders in the conference.
The Golden Eagles, number ten in the nation, continue to add more victories on the road. So far the record on the road is 6-2, the first games of the season on the road were defeats. But now the team has six consecutive wins, the last two were against Providence 76-58 and DePaul 92-73. The record in the conference is 12-2, the only two losses were against twice against St. John’s.
On the road the Golden Eagles are scoring an average of 81.6 points per game, 28.62 FG points, 75% free throw shots, 9.75 three pointers and 11.00 assists. The defense is hardly good, they are allowing a high average of 78.9 points per game.
The ATS record is 6-2-0. The winning streak has also brought a good performance in the spread during each game. Only four times in the season the Golden Eagles have been favorites on the road but for less than four points in the spread. The last two games were favorites with -3.5 in each game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles 02/27/2019 is: take the Villanova Wildcats -5.0 (Point Spread).
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