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OVER Trending Between Marquette, Xavier

Xavier will look to win their first Big East conference title in team history this season, but they will need to get past Marquette first. Both teams have been cashing for total bettors lately, with the OVER hitting in five-straight for the Musketeers and four-consecutive games for the Golden Eagles. Xavier games have seen a combined average of 170.4 points per game in their past five outings, with Marquette and their opponents combining for 176.6 points through their past four.

Shark Bites
  • Marquette is 5-0 SU in their past five games against Xavier.
  • Xavier is 12-5 ATS in their past 17 games as favorites of 10.0 or less.
  • Marquette is 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five games coming off a win.

Xavier took both games against Marquette this season, but in two much different affairs. The first time these teams met, the Musketeers were able to hold the high-scoring Marquette offense to just 66 points on 34.3 percent shooting. The second game was a shootout in which Xavier needed to score 90 points to top their Big East opponents.

Henry Ellenson has been one of the best freshman in basketball this season as No.13 has averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Ellenson scored more than 20 points in each of Marquette’s two games against Xavier this season. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Xavier Musketeers betting line opened as -10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Marquette Golden Eagles have watched them go 20-12 and 12-19 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Xavier Musketeers are at 26-4 and 18-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Xavier Musketeers are 19-10-1, while the Marquette Golden Eagles have a 19-11-1 mark.

The Xavier Musketeers sit at No. 50 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marquette Golden Eagles sit at No. 195 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 18-ranked scoring average of 81 PPG, against a Marquette Golden Eagles defense rated No. 182 and allowing 73.69 PPG. The Xavier Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.39% to date this season, less than the Marquette Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (47.12% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Henry Ellenson scored 27 points and helped out with 27 rebounds for Marquette on Wednesday, leading the Golden Eagles to a 101-93 victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

Xavier earned a 98-93 victory over Creighton on Saturday, getting 24 points from Myles Davis at Cintas Center.

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