Marquette Golden Eagles vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Louis Brown Athletic Center Tuesday as host Rutgers looks to handle the Marquette Golden Eagles in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Golden Eagles have watched them go 21-7 and 13-11 ATS on the year, while the Scarlet Knights are at 13-14 and 11-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 9-12, while the Golden Eagles have a 13-11 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Scarlet Knights as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Scarlet Knights, most recently No. 155 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-65 victory for the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 178-rated squad against Marquette's No. 185-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 306 in the country with 4.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 330 nationally with 4.2 per match.
Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.9 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 233 nationally in scoring at home.
Marquette was a 72-64 winner in its last match at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Jamil Wilson scored 19 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 72-64 victory over Notre Dame at Bradley Center on Saturday.
Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 64-51 loser as they battled Georgetown on the road. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. Rutgers got 11 points from Wally Judge but lost anyway, 64-51, to Georgetown on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. John's are 3-6
After playing Notre Dame are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Golden Eagles at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rutgers's last 11 games
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Marquette
Marquette at St. John's, Saturday, March 9
Rutgers at Seton Hall, Friday, March 8