Marquette Golden Eagles vs Gators College Hoops Game Preview
Marquette Golden Eagles vs Florida Gators Odds
The Florida Gators hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Marquette Golden Eagles pay a visit to Stephen O'Connell Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Florida will face the 5-1 Golden Eagles, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gators are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 4-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gators sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 71 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gators will win this game 88-81.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 107 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.7 per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 52 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida is college basketball's No. 76-ranked team at 7.4 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 286 with 4.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marquette owns the country's No. 83-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.
Marquette won its last outing, a 79-46 result against UMBC on November 26. Marquette cruised to victory on Monday, running UMBC out of the gym and running up a 79-46 score at Bradley Center.
Florida was a 79-66 winner in its last match at home against Central Florida. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Florida got 24 points from Kenny Boynton en route to a 79-66 victory over Central Florida on Friday at Stephen O'Connell Center.
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Wisconsin are 10-0
After playing UMBC are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida State are 9-1
After playing Central Florida are 6-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Golden Eagles at Gators trends to consider:
Marquette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marquette's last 9 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marquette home to Wisconsin, Saturday, December 8
Florida at Florida State, Wednesday, December 5