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NCAA hoops odds preview - North Carolina Central vs. Marquette

North Carolina Central EaglesMarquette Golden Eagles
Dec 29, 2:00 PM | Bradley Center

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD8-3

The Marquette Golden Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the North Carolina Central Eagles at Bradley Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 3-5 ATS. North Carolina Central is 0-0 on the totals; Marquette is 5-3.

View North Carolina Central vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 88 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marquette's No. 157-rated squad against North Carolina Central's No. 243-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marquette rates No. 329 in the country with 4.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 279 nationally with 4.9 per match.

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina Central was a 73-67 winner in its last match on the road against Utah Valley. The Eagles got a terrific 27-point effort from Jeremy Ingram as North Carolina Central defeated Utah Valley 73-67 on Saturday at UCCU Center.

Marquette was an 84-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Marquette earned an 84-80 victory over LSU on Saturday, getting 19 points from Davante Gardner at Bradley Center.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Connecticut are 5-3
After playing LSU are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Eagles at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Marquette is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
North Carolina Central at Winthrop, Wednesday, January 2
Marquette home to Connecticut, Tuesday, January 1