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Xavier Musketeers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Marquette Golden Eagles will look to improve on a 15-10 record on Saturday when they host the Xavier Musketeers in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Bradley Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Marquette Golden Eagles in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Musketeers was expected to move the line.

Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Marquette Golden Eagles are 15-10 overall and 12-13 ATS, while the Xavier Musketeers are 18-8 and 11-14 ATS. As for the betting totals, Marquette boasts a 13-12 on the OU, and Xavier is 14-11.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Marquette Golden Eagles at No. 155 and the Xavier Musketeers at No. 137 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marquette has the nation's No. 18-rated offensive output, at 82.04 PPG. The visiting Xavier Musketeers defense ranks No. 102 allowing on average 70.31 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 48.48% so far, more than the Marquette Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.01% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Xavier suffered a 75-63 loss against Providence on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Rashid Gaston in a losing effort at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Marquette suffered a 80-62 loss against Georgetown University on Saturday, getting 14 points from JaJuan Johnson in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • Xavier is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Xavier is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Xavier is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Xavier is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marquette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marquette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games
  • Marquette is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Xavier at Seton Hall, Wednesday, February 22nd
Marquette at St. John's, Tuesday, February 21st

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