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Marquette Golden Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Xavier Musketeers

Marquette Golden Eagles

vs

Xavier Musketeers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Cintas Center

Cintas Center will host Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Xavier Musketeers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-6 and 9-8 ATS Xavier Musketeers will face the 9-6 Marquette Golden Eagles, who own a 10-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Xavier Musketeers are 9-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-6.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 43-ranked Xavier Musketeers and the No. 66-rated Marquette Golden Eagles in this matchup.

How Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Xavier's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 78.76 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 114 at 63.69 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 49.43% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.18% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles grabbed a 53-52 win over the Bluejays on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Matt Carlino at Bradley Center.

Xavier suffered a 88-75 loss against Villanova on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Matt Stainbrook in a losing effort at Villanova Pavilion.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Odds Trends

Marquette is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Marquette is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games
Marquette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Xavier is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 6 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Xavier's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette at St. John's, Wednesday, January 21st
Xavier at Providence, Thursday, January 22nd

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