Marquette favored by 7 against Notre Dame on Saturday
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Notre Dame when they take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Golden Eagles sit at 20-7 (12-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Fighting Irish are currently 22-6 (13-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marquette is 12-11 OU, and Notre Dame is 11-11 OU.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Marquette sat as 7-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marquette is rated No. 45 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Notre Dame is at No. 50. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-74 win for the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marquette's No. 177-rated squad against Notre Dame's No. 98-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marquette rates No. 332 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 132 nationally with 6.4 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Notre Dame owns the country's No. 76-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 62-41 winner as they battled Cincinnati at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The battle between the Fighting Irish and Bearcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cincinnati was handed a 62-41 defeat on Sunday at Joyce Center.
Marquette was a 74-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Eagles got a terrific 26-point effort from Davante Gardner as Marquette defeated Syracuse 74-71 on Monday at Bradley Center.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing St. John's are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rutgers are 5-2
After playing Syracuse are 5-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Fighting Irish at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games on the road
Notre Dame is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marquette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games at home
Marquette is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Notre Dame home to St. John's, Tuesday, March 5
Marquette at Rutgers, Tuesday, March 5