Tyler Kolek Under 7.5 Assists
Marquette has a huge game today, hosting Xavier. A win today would go a long way in helping them lock down the Big East.
Kolek has been a crucial part of the Golden Eagles’ successes this season, averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds a game. When Marquette visited Xavier in January, Kolek put up 25 and 7.
However, his totals have been slightly more inconsistent of late, especially in the assists category. Over the last five games, Kolek has posted anywhere from 4 to 10 assists.
Naturally, there’s a correlation between Kolek’s assists totals and the number of points scored in the game. Expecting this one to be on the lower side and Xavier’s defense holding them down, Kolek will struggle to reach seven tonight.
Michael Bunting Over 2 Shot on Goal
Michael Bunting is receiving no shortage of opportunities being on the top line with Auston Matthews and William Nylander. He is averaging three shots a game over his last five and taking on one of the worst teams in the league tonight; he should fire off plenty of shots. He had 3+ shots on goal 20 times this season, and he should have four or five tonight.
Gordon Hayward Over 15.5 Points
Gordon Hayward has been on a tear. Despite only averaging 13 points per game this season, the forward put up 26 on Atlanta Monday and 21 against Denver on Saturday.
Today, the Hornets take on San Antonio, one of the worst teams in the league. Charlotte opened the season with them, and Hayward had 20 points in that game. This will be a high-scoring affair, and Hayward could easily have 15 in the first half.