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Marquette Golden Eagles Visit Providence Friars in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Marquette Golden Eagles taking on the Providence Friars Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Marquette Golden Eagles opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars sit at 14-1 (9-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Marquette Golden Eagles are currently 10-4 (5-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Providence is 9-5 OU, and Marquette is 10-3 OU.

This game puts the Providence Friars, most recently No. 37 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Marquette Golden Eagles, who rate No. 64 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Providence's No. 106-ranked scoring average of 76.67 PPG, against a Marquette Golden Eagles defense rated No. 149 and allowing 70.93 PPG. The Providence Friars FG% has averaged 45.65% to date this season, less than the Marquette Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.09% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marquette suffered a 80-70 loss against Georgetown on Saturday, getting 17 points from Duane Wilson in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

The Friars got 26 points from Kris Dunn as Providence ran past St. John's 83-65 on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Marquette is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games
  • Marquette is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Providence is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Providence is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Marquette

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to St. John's, Saturday, January 9th
Providence at Creighton, Tuesday, January 12th

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