The Marquette Golden Eagles (4-1) square off against the USC Trojans (6-1) in the at HP Field House. The game begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 29, 2019.
USC Trojans vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Prediction
The Trojans will be looking for a similar outcome after beating the Fairfield Stags in their last matchup, 54-47. The Trojans had a much better free throw rate (0.188 vs. 0.063) and held the Stags to an effective field goal percentage of 0.341 (below their season average of 0.482). USC received a boost from Onyeka Okongwu, who was the team’s leading scorer with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting.
The last time the Golden Eagles played, they defeated the Davidson Wildcats, 73-63. The Golden Eagles knocked down 27 of their 38 free throws (71.1 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 15.9 (better than their season average of 21.3). Markus Howard was the top scorer from either team with 40 points on 11-for-26 shooting from the field.
Since the 2018-19 season, Marquette has done a solid job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 22nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.278), but USC has been among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 58th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.196).
USC Trojans vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Marquette, O/U – Over
Marquette ranks 44th in rebounds per game (38.3) while USC ranks 273rd in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
The Golden Eagles rank 98th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while the Trojans rank 257th (24.2).
USC ranks 19th in assists per game (16.2) while Marquette ranks 176th (13.2).
The Trojans rank 152nd in steals per game (6.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 282nd (4.7).
Marquette ranks 44th in blocks per game (4.4) while USC ranks 94th (3.8).