LSU Tigers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
The visiting LSU Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Marquette Golden Eagles.
Marquette battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Golden Eagles and 5-0 for the Tigers.
The Golden Eagles were listed as 10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles sit at No. 79 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 141 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 78-77.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 159-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 204 at 67.4 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
Defensively, LSU features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.
LSU was a 66-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UC Irvine. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Andre Stringer scored 19 points leading the Tigers to a 66-60 victory over UC Irvine at Bren Events Center on Tuesday.
In their last action, Marquette was a 49-47 loser on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Jamil Wilson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 49-47 to Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Wednesday).
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing UC Irvine are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 4-0
After a loss are 9-1
A few Tigers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
LSU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Marquette is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Marquette is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
LSU home to Houston Baptist, Friday, December 28
Marquette home to North Carolina Central, Saturday, December 29