NCAA hoops odds preview - Marquette vs. Pittsburgh
Marquette Golden Eagles vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Marquette when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 11-3 and 4-6 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 13-3 and 5-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 5-3, while the Golden Eagles have a 6-4 mark.
Bettors looking to back visiting Marquette before tip-off in this one found them as 11-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 90 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 73 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-73 victory for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 207-rated squad against Marquette's No. 163-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 288 in the country with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 327 nationally with 4 per match.
Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.
Marquette was a 49-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Marquette got 12 points from Vander Blue en route to a 49-48 victory over Georgetown on Saturday at Bradley Center.
Pittsburgh was a 73-45 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Panthers and Hoyas didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Georgetown was handed a 73-45 defeat on Tuesday at Verizon Center.
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing Georgetown are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After playing Georgetown are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Eagles at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Marquette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Marquette
Pittsburgh is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Pittsburgh is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marquette
Marquette home to Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 16
Pittsburgh at Villanova, Wednesday, January 16