NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bulls underdogs vs Golden Eagles at Marquette
South Florida Bulls vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
The visiting South Florida Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Marquette Golden Eagles.
This season, the Golden Eagles are 14-4 overall and 7-7 ATS ATS, while the Bulls are 10-9 and 8-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Marquette boasts a 9-5 on the OU, and South Florida is 6-7.
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Eagles in this one found them listed as 11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulls was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 102-rated South Florida taking on the No. 43-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-65 win for the Golden Eagles on Monday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 104 nationally ranked offense (70.5 points per game) against a Bulls defense that sits as the No. 59 at 61 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, South Florida was a 73-65 loser at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. South Florida got 17 points from Zach LeDay but lost anyway, 73-65, to Notre Dame on Saturday at Sun Dome.
Marquette was an 81-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Eagles grabbed an 81-71 win over the Friars on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Junior Cadougan at Bradley Center.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Connecticut are 3-4
After playing Notre Dame are 3-6
After a loss are 6-4
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Louisville are 8-2
After playing Providence are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulls at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games on the road
South Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
South Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 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 5 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing South Florida
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Florida
Marquette is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing South Florida
South Florida at Connecticut, Sunday, February 3
Marquette at Louisville, Sunday, February 3