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Golden Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Friars

Marquette Golden EaglesProvidence Friars
17-12March 04, 2014, 09:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center19-10

Marquette pays a visit to Providence on Tuesday, hoping to send the Friars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Friars sit at 19-10 (15-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 17-12 (10-16-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 16-12 OU, and Marquette is 14-11-1 OU.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Providence Friars as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 110 and the Golden Eagles at No. 208 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Marquette, they were a 73-56 loser as they battled Villanova on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Golden Eagles endured a 73-56 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Deonte Burton at Villanova Pavilion.

Providence won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Seton Hall on February 28. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Friars got 24 points from Bryce Cotton as Providence ran past Seton Hall 74-69 on Friday at Prudential Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Providence's No. 68-rated squad against Marquette's No. 91-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Providence rates No. 119 in the country with 6.24 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 237 nationally with 4.62 per match.

Next up:
Marquette home to St. John's, Saturday, March 8th
Providence at Creighton, Saturday, March 8th