Marquette Golden Eagles (2-0) vs Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)Date : 11/14/2018
Time : 8:30 pm EST
Location : to Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Marquette Golden Eagles vs Indiana Hoosiers
The Marquette Golden Eagles will travel to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, to face the Hoosiers on Wednesday night beginning at 8:30 pm EST. The Hoosiers remained unbeaten after an 80-35 home win over the Montana State Bobcats on Friday night as the Indiana shot 56% from the field while having four players in double figures in the blowout win. The Golden Eagles were 92-59 home winners over the Wildcats of Bethune Cookman on Saturday night as Marcus Howard led the team with seven three points for the night on a 37-point barrage for Marquette. On the other hand, the Wildcats were allowed to shoot just 29% form the floor. The last time these teams met dates to 2001 season when the Golden Eagles picked up the 50-49 neutral site win over the Hoosiers.
Marquette Golden Eagles's Latest Performance :
The Golden Eagles also moved to 2-0 on the season along with pulling off a similar defensive performance in allowing just 35 points to the Bethune Cookman Tigers on Saturday night as Howard led the way with 37 points, 8 rebounds, and five assists. The Golden Eagles, as a team, shot over 50% from the floor along with from three-point range while allowing just 16% shooting from long range for the Tigers. Expect them to have a much more competitive and exciting matchup versus the Hoosiers in their upcoming matchup.
The Hoosiers, much like Marquette, has played well on the defensive end and will be looking to pick up a huge home win while the Golden Eagles will look forward to the challenge that will confront them in what will likely be a raucous environment.
Indiana Hoosiers's Latest Performance :
Indiana moved to 2-0 on the season while pulling off their second outstanding defensive performance in allowing just 26% shooting from the field while giving up just 3 three pointers for the game on 26 attempts. They also heavily outrebounded their last opponent, the Montana State Grizzlies, by a 40-32 margin while collecting 23 turnovers for the contest. Juwan Morgan along with Justin Smith scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, as the Hoosiers shot 56% from the field. Nonetheless, they only made six of 21 from three-point range for the game.
In all, Indiana is averaging 92 points per game while allowing just 45 points on 29% shooting per outing to their opponents. And while they will be matched up versus a struggling offense for the Golden Eagles on Wednesday night, they will need to bring their A game on offense as Marquette is allowing just 51 points per game on 26% shooting.
How Marquette Golden Eagles & Indiana Hoosiers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Marquette is 2-0 ATS while the OU is 0-1
Indiana is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 0-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Both the Golden Eagles and Hoosiers come into this matchup playing very well on the season. With that being the case, expect this matchup to be competitive and low scoring as I see both offenses struggling due to the fact that they will be facing defenses that has allowed low offensive percentages all season. In all, the Golden Eagles will indeed play well in this matchup due to their ability to play defense, however, also look for Indiana to defend home court while performing well on the defensive end as well.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Indiana Hoosiers
My reason for the pick :
Look for the Hoosiers to get the hard-fought victory in this matchup as they will utilize their offensive weapons to control the pace of the game while also allowing them to obtain a small lead that they will hold to the end. And while the visitors will certainly come to play while also making the game interesting, they will also fall due to an aggressive Indiana defense as they will have their fair share of issues attempting to figure them out.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The Under has been the play in five of the last nine games for Indiana, to whom I feel will possess much momentum going into this matchup. With that being said, look for the Under to be the play in this contest as it will certainly be an offensive struggle for both teams as they attempt to find opportunities within defensive units that have played aggressive this season. In all, look for total to not surpass its set limit for this game as the defenses will certainly take center stage in this matchup with Indiana getting the most out of their unit late.
Betting trends for Marquette Golden Eagles:
- The Golden Eagles are 3-4 ATS in last seven games
- The Over is 5-3 in Golden Eagles last eight games
Betting trends for Indiana Hoosiers:
- The Hoosiers are 7-2 ATS in last nine games
- The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS in last five home games
- The Under is 4-2 in Hoosiers last six games