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Marquette Golden Eagles vs Pittsburgh Panthers in college hoops odds

Pittsburgh PanthersMarquette Golden Eagles
Feb 16, 1:00 PM | Bradley Center

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

20-5TEAM RECORD17-6

Marquette looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Panthers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 17-6 mark when they host Pittsburgh in college basketball wagering action.

Marquette will face the 20-5 Panthers, who own a 10-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 10-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 9-8 favoring the OVER.

View Pittsburgh vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 48-ranked Golden Eagles and the No. 25-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-71 win for the Panthers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 129-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 5 at 54.4 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.4 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 62-52 winner as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Pittsburgh got 14 points from Tray Woodall en route to a 62-52 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

Marquette lost its last outing, a 63-55 result against Georgetown on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Jamil Wilson scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 63-55 to Georgetown at Verizon Center on Monday).

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After playing Georgetown are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

A few Panthers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Marquette
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Marquette is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Notre Dame, Monday, February 18
Marquette at Seton Hall, Tuesday, February 19