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NCAA hoops odds preview - Wisconsin vs. Marquette

Wisconsin BadgersMarquette Golden Eagles
Dec 8, 6:00 PM | Bradley Center

Wisconsin Badgers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Marquette Golden Eagles try to run the Wisconsin Badgers off the court at Bradley Center in college hoops action.

The Badgers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 2-3 ATS. Wisconsin is 3-2 on the totals; Marquette is 4-1.

View Wisconsin vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Marquette in this one found them as 2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 91-rated Wisconsin taking on the No. 60-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-76 win for the Badgers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 72.6 PPG, against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 27 at 57.1 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisconsin won its last outing, an 86-40 result against Nebraska Omaha on December 4. They covered in that game as a 35.5-point favorite. The battle between the Badgers and Mavericks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska Omaha was handed an 86-40 defeat on Tuesday at Kohl Center.

In their last action, Marquette was an 82-49 loser on the road against Florida. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Marquette was run off the court by the Gators on Thursday as Florida routed them 82-49 at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Savannah State are 3-0
After a loss are 9-1

A few Badgers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Marquette is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
Marquette is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Marquette's last 10 games when playing Wisconsin

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Wisc-Green Bay, Wednesday, December 12
Marquette home to Savannah State, Saturday, December 15