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Golden Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Friars

Marquette Golden EaglesProvidence Friars
17-12March 04, 2014, 09:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center19-10



Marquette pays a visit to Providence on Tuesday, hoping to send the Friars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars sit at 19-10 (15-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 17-12 (10-16-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 16-12 OU, and Marquette is 14-11-1 OU.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Providence Friars as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 110 and the Golden Eagles at No. 208 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Marquette, they were a 73-56 loser as they battled Villanova on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Golden Eagles endured a 73-56 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Deonte Burton at Villanova Pavilion.

Providence won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Seton Hall on February 28. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Friars got 24 points from Bryce Cotton as Providence ran past Seton Hall 74-69 on Friday at Prudential Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Providence's No. 68-rated squad against Marquette's No. 91-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Providence rates No. 119 in the country with 6.24 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 237 nationally with 4.62 per match.

Next up:
Marquette home to St. John's, Saturday, March 8th
Providence at Creighton, Saturday, March 8th

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