Marquette Golden Eagles host Savannah State Tigers in college basketball action
Savannah State Tigers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
The Marquette Golden Eagles will try to cover the spread at Bradley Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Savannah State Tigers in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Golden Eagles are 6-2 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 5-5 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Marquette boasts a 4-2 on the OU, and Savannah State is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 86 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 72 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-57 victory for the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 118 nationally ranked offense (71 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 20 at 56.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).
Defensively, Savannah State features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 194 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Savannah State, they were an 85-45 loser as they battled Ohio State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 21.5-point underdog. Savannah State was run off the court by the Buckeyes on Wednesday as Ohio State routed them 85-45 at Value City Arena.
Last time out for Marquette, they were a 60-50 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Marquette earned a 60-50 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday, getting 18 points from Junior Cadougan at Bradley Center.
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 3-1
After playing Wisconsin are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marquette is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Marquette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Savannah State at Marshall, Wednesday, December 19
Marquette at Wisc-Green Bay, Wednesday, December 19