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College Basketball Matchup - West Virginia Mountaineers Marquette Golden Eagles Odds Preview

Marquette Golden EaglesWest Virginia Mountaineers
March 9, 9:25 PM | Madison Square Garden

Marquette Golden Eagles vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

19-13TEAM RECORD20-10

Marquette travels to West Virginia on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 19-13 record with a victory over the Mountaineers.

The Big East Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. Madison Square Garden is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Mountaineers sit at 20-10 (11-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 19-13 (15-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? West Virginia is 12-14 OU, and Marquette is 10-13-1 OU.

View Marquette vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 83 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 142-ranked offense, averaging 69.8 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 209 at 68.9 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marquette owns the country's No. 228-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 119 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marquette was an 87-66 winner against Providence. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 72-70 winner at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. West Virginia got 25 points and 16 rebounds from Kevin Jones en route to a 72-70 victory over Louisville on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Providence are 3-5
After a win are 3-7

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Louisville are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Eagles at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 6 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Marquette

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