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Jan 16, 3:30 PM | Bradley Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Marquette vs Louisville battle Monday at Bradley Center as the Golden Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Marquette battles the Cardinals, currently sitting with a 14-4 mark (7-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Golden Eagles and 5-9-1 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Golden Eagles as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 34-rated Louisville taking on the No. 31-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-78 win for the Golden Eagles on Monday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marquette has the nation's No. 37-rated offensive output, at 76.8 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 44 allowing on average 60.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 109-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 47 in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 76-59 winner in its last match at home against DePaul. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. Russ Smith scored 25 points for Louisville on Saturday, leading the Cardinals to a 76-59 win over DePaul at KFC Yum! Center.

Marquette won its last outing, a 62-57 result against Pittsburgh on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Marquette earned a 62-57 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday, getting 18 points from Darius Johnson-Odom at Bradley Center.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-3
After playing DePaul are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing Louisville
Marquette is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games when playing at home against Louisville
Marquette is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Louisville at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 21
Marquette at Providence, Saturday, January 21