Marquette Golden Eagles vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds
The Cincinnati Bearcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Marquette Golden Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Bearcats sit at 15-3 (7-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 13-3 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cincinnati is 4-9 OU, and Marquette is 7-5 OU.
The Bearcats were listed as 6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Bearcats and the No. 45-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-74 win for the Bearcats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 51-rated offensive output, at 74.3 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 61.9 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.
Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 79-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Marquette, they were a 69-62 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Marquette earned a 69-62 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Davante Gardner at Bradley Center.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 75-70 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Bearcats got 20 points from Cashmere Wright as Cincinnati ran past DePaul 75-70 on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 7-3
After playing Seton Hall are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Syracuse are 4-6
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Eagles at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Marquette is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Marquette is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Marquette
Cincinnati is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Marquette home to Providence, Saturday, January 26
Cincinnati at Syracuse, Monday, January 21