#625/626 ASA FREE PLAY ON Over 144 points – Georgetown vs Marquette, Wednesday at 3 PM ET
These are the 2 worst defensive teams in the Big East with Marquette ranking 11th in defensive efficiency and G’Town 10th. The Hoyas play at one of the fastest tempos in the country and Marquette is in the middle of the pack in the Big East in pace. These 2 met earlier this year and the total was set at 148.5 and they only scored 124 due to poor shooting not pace. Both shot under 40% for the game and combined to make only 10 of 44 three pointers (22%). There were only 16 FT’s made in the entire game and we expect those numbers to go up significantly as both get to the line at a solid rate (Marquette is 2nd in Big East in percentage of points scored from the stripe and Georgetown is 3rd). They are also both solid FT shooting teams with the Hoyas hitting 78% in conference play and Marquette hitting 74%. Again, pace wasn’t the problem in the first game as they combined to attempt 127 shots. Both offenses will play much better here and the defenses have shown they will give up points (Georgetown ranks 257th in PPG allowed and Marquette 170th). In their last 3 meetings prior to their offensive stinker this season, these two have combined to scored 164, 165, and 164 points. Over their last 9 meetings prior to this season, they have combined to average 157 total points. We like the OVER in this one.