Written and authored by College Basketball Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Tuesday Night January 6, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST on the FS-1 Television Network.
The (9-5) Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East Conference makes the trip from the Badger State to the Nations Capital. Marquette will play the (9-4) Georgetown Hoyas also of the Big East in 2015 NCAA Basketball action. The teams will play at the Verizon Center, also home of the NBA Wizards in Downtown Washington, D.C. This Sports Handicapper believes new Golden Eagles Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski has his work cutout for him in the inaugural year. The Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. has yet to fill his father’s shoes. The betting line has Georgetown as a seven-point home favorite Against The Spread, the total is not available for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Marquette Golden Eagles are without 45 points per game in scoring from last season due to graduation and Todd Mayo early entry to play professionally. Marquette is also without last year’s charismatic coach Buzz Willamson, who left for Virginia Tech. Put it all together, and the Golden Eagles will struggle to get in any post-season tournament. Marquette has Guards Matty Carlino, a BYU transfer and Derrick Wilson in the backcourt. The problem is in the paint, where only one player over 6’7″ exists, and he only averaged 2.7 points per contest last season. Marquette has won five of six, their latest a 75-66 home win against Providence. Thier lone lost in the span was at Conference foe DePaul 61-58 on New Years Eve. Marquette is 7-18-1 ATS their last twenty-six against the Big East. The betting odds over is 9-3-1 their last thirteen against Big East opponents. Marquette is 8-2 their last ten Free NCAA Basketball ATS Betting Picks going over the betting odds total six times and staying under four. The key to a Marquette win is to be prepared for a loud road crowd a Georgetown. The Golden Eagles haven’t been particularly good away from the BMO Harris Bradley Center this season. Guard play is important for success going forward in 2015.
The 2014-15 Georgetown Hoyas are scoring the basketball, averaging 71 points per game that’s something different for the Hoyas. Georgetown is 1-1 straight up in Big East play, they lost at Xavier on December 31st and beat Creighton 76-61 Saturday. Guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is their most prolific player, but only scored five points in the home win Saturday. Center Joshua Smith is a preseason all-conference third team selection, he must be a force on the boards. Georgetown is 11-4 at home Against The Point Spread their last fifteen in the Beltway. The betting odds over is 9-4 the last thirteen between the teams. The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-4-1 ATS their last ten, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under four. The key to a Hoyas win is for Smith-Rivera to play better than he did against Creighton, he’s a first-team All-Conference selection.
Free Pick: Georgetown-7.