A high-scoring game should be expected when the Marquette Golden Eagles (17-9, 7-7 Big East) and the Georgetown Hoyas (15-12, 5-9 Big East) go head-to-head at Fiserv Forum. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Georgetown Hoyas at Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Prediction
The Hoyas are hoping for a better outcome after their 74-68 loss to the DePaul Blue Demons in their last contest. DePaul’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Georgetown. The Blue Demons had a rate of 11.4 (better than their season average of 17.6), while the Hoyas posted a mark of 17.1. Terrell Allen was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 7-for-14 shooting.
The last time the Golden Eagles were in action, they fell to the Providence Friars, 84-72. Providence’s turnover percentage was the team’s biggest advantage over Marquette. The Friars posted a mark of 15.2 (stronger than their season average of 16.3), while the Golden Eagles had a rate of 22.4 (above their season average of 16.2). Markus Howard put together a good performance for Marquette, leading both teams in scoring with 38 points on 10-for-25 shooting.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, Howard scored a game-high 42 points and the Golden Eagles defeated the Hoyas 84-80. The Golden Eagles had a better turnover percentage (7.6 vs. 10.8) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 vs. 28.1).
Marquette appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Golden Eagles currently rank 81st in offensive efficiency, while Georgetown ranks 236th in defensive efficiency.
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Marquette ranks 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while Georgetown ranks 273rd (17.9).
The Hoyas average 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 172nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
Georgetown averages 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 31st in the country. Marquette ranks 151st in assists allowed per game (12.9).
The Hoyas rank 48th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
The Hoyas have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Georgetown has defeated opponents by an average of 2.9 points.
During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (5.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.6 points per game (1.1 above their season average).