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Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Preview

Marquette Golden EaglesConnecticut Huskies
Feb 18, 12:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

21-5TEAM RECORD16-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Golden Eagles of Marquette hit the hard court against the Huskies of Connecticut.

Connecticut battles the Golden Eagles, currently sitting with a 21-5 mark (11-10-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-14 for the Huskies and 14-9 for the Golden Eagles.

View Marquette vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Huskies installed as 2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-74 victory for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 110 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 257-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Marquette rates No. 207 at 5.8 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

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