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Friars open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Eagles

Marquette Golden EaglesProvidence Friars
Jan 21, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Odds


The Providence Friars host Marquette on Saturday, looking to build on their 12-7 mark against the 15-4 Golden Eagles in college hoops action at Dunkin Donuts Center.

This season, the Friars are 12-7 overall and 6-7 ATS ATS, while the Golden Eagles are 15-4 and 7-8-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Providence boasts a 6-7 on the OU, and Marquette is 9-7.

View Marquette vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Friars in this one, they're listed as 6-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Friars, most recently No. 90 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 31 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-73 victory for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 156-ranked offense, averaging 69.3 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 105 at 64.2 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Marquette was a 74-63 winner at home against Louisville. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Marquette earned a 74-63 victory over Louisville on Monday, getting 19 points from Darius Johnson-Odom at Bradley Center.

Providence was a 78-55 loser in its last match on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as underdogs. Providence was run off the court by the Orange on Saturday as Syracuse routed them 78-55 at Carrier Dome.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing South Florida are 6-4
After playing Louisville are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Syracuse are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Golden Eagles at Friars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Marquette's last 9 games on the road
Marquette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Providence is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Providence is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Providence is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Providence is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Marquette

Next up:
Marquette home to South Florida, Tuesday, January 24
Providence at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 25