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Oregon Ducks vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Oregon Ducks vs Marquette Golden Eagles

Oregon Ducks vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Free Preview 03/18/18

The Marquette Golden Eagles (20-13) challenge the Oregon Ducks (23-12) in the NIT at Al McGuire Center. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 18, 2018, and will air on ESPN2.

The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 154.5 points with Marquette set as a 5-point favorite.

Oregon Ducks at Marquette Golden Eagles Free Prediction

In the Ducks’ last matchup, they topped the Rider Broncs, 99-86. The Ducks made 19 of their 27 free throws (70.4 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.714 (above their season average of 0.527). Oregon was led by Payton Pritchard, who led the team in scoring with 23 points on 7-for-12 shooting.

The Golden Eagles beat the Harvard Crimson in their last matchup, 67-60. The Golden Eagles made 18 of their 19 free throws (94.7 percent), while the Crimson had a turnover percentage of 26.7 (above their season average of 17.9). Markus Howard was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 5-for-11 shooting.

This showdown figures to be a shootout as a pair of the NCAA’s best offenses face off. Marquette currently ranks 20th with 115.0 points per 100 possessions and Oregon is 59th (111.8).

Andrew Rowsey has averaged 23.4 points and 4.8 assists over the last five games for Marquette.

Oregon Ducks at Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Marquette, ATS Winner – Oregon, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes:

Oregon ranks 56th in assists per game (15.4) while Marquette ranks 248th in assists allowed per game (14.9).

The Ducks rank 157th in rebounds per game (35.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 289th (32.1).

Marquette averages 26.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 31st in the NCAA. Oregon ranks 162nd in three pointers allowed per game (22.1).

The Ducks rank 48th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Golden Eagles rank 107th (3.6).

Oregon ranks 45th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Marquette ranks 98th (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

The Ducks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.0, down from 6.3 for the season.

During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 76.8 points per game (4.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 78.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average).

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