With the 2015-16 NCAA Basketball season heading towards the Big Dance (March Madness) on Saturday the 27th of February we have the No. 1 Villanova Wildcats 24-4 (1st in Big East) playing the Marquette Golden Eagles 18-10 (7th Big East) with the game being played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the tip-off scheduled for 2 PM ET.
By now fans know that the No. 1 Villanova got upset by the No. 3 Xavier this loss on Wednesday and now they are fortunate to playing the Golden Eagles. Yes, the Marquette team is coming into this game with 2 straight wins. This big East game should bring out a lot of excitement for their fans, as their regular season near the end of the track.
If you’re a fan who will Bet on College basketball at an online sportsbook, and are also a fan of the 24-4 Villanova Wildcats, you know your team beat themselves on Wednesday in their upset loss to Xavier as their strong defense still allowed Xavier their season high 91 points. The Wildcats want to believe that was a miscue, since their defense has allowed only 61.6 points each game previously and that ranked them 8th, and add to that defense with an offense that has scored some 76.2 points each game to date.
Leading the Wildcats in scoring some 16 points each game is J. Hart and he also is averaging each game some 7.7 rebounds. But he struggled in their loss to Xavier as he only completed 4 of his 13 attempts in the game, and fouled out of the game and left the game only accumulating 13 points in total.
Another struggling player against Xavier was R. Arcidiacono their senior guard as he only accumulated 8 points in the game. In 4 out of his 5 ultimate games he also has only had 27% completion form the field. In their ultimate game with Marquette however he scored some 14 points with 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
Villanova will also look to K. Johnson who had a career day this past Wednesday completing 71% of his shot attempts for 23 points and in the match he fouled out. He could have a good game on Saturday if he doesn’t foul out, since in their last game with Marquette he scored the high for the game of 21 points and he fouled out again. The Wildcats in their ultimate away 4 games have won 3 and lost 1.
For the fans of the 18-10 Marquette Golden Eagles, your team has got tougher on defense as in their ultimate 36 games they have only allowed opponents to score some 60 point each game. This past Wednesday in their game against Creighton their defense helped the team to a 66-21 win.
In that game their star was H. Ellenson who had 10 rebounds and led the team in scoring with 23 points to give Marquette the win. To date he has average in their ultimate 5 games some 11 rebounds and 21 points, and just missed a doubles in their 1st game with Villanova this season with 8 rebounds and scoring 12 points.
In this game against Wildcats, Marquette will look to H. Cheham to step up as on the 13th of January against Villanova in that 1st game he had 17 points, and in his ultimate 5 games he averaged 16 points each game.
The team thinks they have an opportunity to pull off an upset if they are tougher on their defensive procedures and their rim guards in Ellenson and Fischer step up their game play. Ellenson has averaged 11 rebounds and Fischer has averaged 7 rebounds each game and they also defensively lead the teams in blocks each game with Ellenson averaging 1.7 blocks and Fischer averaging some 1.8 blocks each game. The Marquette team, in their ultimate 10 games at home is with 2 wins and 8 losses against the spread.
The online betting prediction for this Big East rivalry game will see the Villanova Wildcats overpower the Marquette Golden Eagles with a huge victory.