Providence Friars take on Golden Eagles in NCAA basketball test
Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds
The Providence Friars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Eagles in Marquette at Bradley Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
Marquette battles the Friars, currently sitting with a 10-9 mark (8-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-5 for the Golden Eagles and 9-4 for the Friars.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Eagles as 8.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles - Friars odds would favor the Friars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marquette is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 40. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-71 win for the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Friars is ranked No. 71 in NCAA hoops at 37.8 per game. Contrast that with Marquette’s No. 150 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Marquette is the No. 323-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Providence rates No. 205 at 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 199-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.
Providence was a 68-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Friars endured a 68-64 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from Bryce Cotton at Dunkin Donuts Center.
Marquette was a 71-69 loser in its last match on the road against Cincinnati. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Marquette got 19 points from Vander Blue but lost anyway, 71-69, to Cincinnati on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Connecticut are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing South Florida are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Friars at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Providence is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Providence is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Marquette
Providence is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Providence 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
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Providence home to Connecticut, Thursday, January 31
Marquette home to South Florida, Monday, January 28