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Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles Preview

Marquette Golden EaglesConnecticut Huskies
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Huskies Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD20-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Connecticut and Marquette on Thursday, with the host Huskies trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Huskies bring a 20-6 record (12-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-11 Golden Eagles, who are 12-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Connecticut go 10-10 so far and the Golden Eagles go 9-10.

View Marquette vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Connecticut in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Huskies and the No. 99-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-79 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 156 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Connecticut’s No. 10 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Connecticut is the No. 162-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Marquette rates No. 267 at 5.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marquette owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 106 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marquette was a 73-64 winner at home against Seton Hall. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Marquette earned a 73-64 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jimmy Butler at Bradley Center.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 71-58 result against Louisville on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Connecticut suffered a 71-58 loss against Louisville on Friday, getting 16 points from Kemba Walker in a losing effort at KFC Yum! Center.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 6-2
After playing Seton Hall are 6-1
After a win are 3-7

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-2
After playing Louisville are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Eagles at Huskies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Connecticut is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
Connecticut is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Connecticut's last 10 games

Next up:
Marquette home to Providence, Sunday, February 27
Connecticut at Cincinnati, Sunday, February 27