Friday December 11th VIP Picks

UCLA vs Marquette

NCAA Basketball
9:30 PM EST
Rotation #638
UCLA -4.5 over Marquette (win)
Mick Cronin returns all of his starters from last year and this UCLA team picked up Johnny Juzang who came over from Kentucky.  Marquette is in a rebuilding year after losing Markus Howard who was the top scorer in BIG East history.  Gone also for the Golden Eagles is Sacar Anim.   Marquette returns two starters and has a couple of good role players, but I don’t think they will be able to compete with a veteran UCLA team this early in the season.  The Golden Eagles are not a great defensive team so I expect UCLA to use their size .  Marquette has a couple of really good freshman forwards, but I just don’t think they are there yet as a team to compete on the road against a UCLA team that will again compete for tops in the PAC 12.  Take UCLA.