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Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 18, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


The Connecticut Huskies will hit the floor running against the visiting Marquette Golden Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Connecticut will face the 21-5 Golden Eagles, who own a 11-10-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Huskies are 7-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 14-9 favoring the OVER.

View Marquette vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Huskies as 2.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Huskies and the No. 26-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-74 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 167-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Golden Eagles defense ranks No. 137 allowing on average 65.6 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marquette owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 133 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marquette was a 95-78 winner at home against Cincinnati. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Darius Johnson-Odom scored 23 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 95-78 victory over Cincinnati at Bradley Center on Saturday.

Connecticut won its last outing, an 80-54 result against DePaul on February 15. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The battle between the Huskies and Blue Demons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as DePaul was handed an 80-54 defeat on Wednesday at Gampel Pavilion.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Rutgers are 4-2
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 7-3
After playing DePaul are 5-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Golden Eagles at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games on the road
Marquette is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Marquette's last 18 games on the road
Connecticut is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Connecticut's last 11 games
Connecticut is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Marquette home to Rutgers, Wednesday, February 22
Connecticut at Villanova, Monday, February 20