Big East Tournament - Marquette Golden Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This is a conference playoff game in the Big East Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
Marquette battles the Fighting Irish, currently sitting with a 24-8 mark (15-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-12 for the Golden Eagles and 14-12 for the Fighting Irish.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 46-rated Notre Dame taking on the No. 36-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-73 win for the Fighting Irish on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 130 nationally ranked offense (69.1 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 82 at 62.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 46.7% from the field, less than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Notre Dame owns the country's No. 102-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 109 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Rutgers at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Notre Dame got 21 points from Pat Connaughton en route to a 69-61 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Marquette won its last outing, a 69-67 result against St. John's on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 69-67 win over the Red Storm on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Vander Blue at Madison Square Garden.