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Feb 22, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD22-5

The Marquette Golden Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Bradley Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

Marquette battles the Scarlet Knights, currently sitting with a 12-15 mark (8-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-9 for the Golden Eagles and 9-12 for the Scarlet Knights.

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Betting Line:
The Scarlet Knights are listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marquette is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Rutgers is at No. 112. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-69 win for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 26 nationally ranked offense (76.7 points per game) against a Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 111 at 64.7 PPG. The Golden Eagles have been averaging 46% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 37 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 74-64 loser at home against Syracuse. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights endured a 74-64 loss at the hands of the Orange on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Gilvydas Biruta at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Marquette won its last outing, a 79-64 result against Connecticut on February 18. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Marquette got 29 points and 12 rebounds from Jae Crowder en route to a 79-64 victory over Connecticut on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing Syracuse are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing West Virginia are 6-1
After playing Connecticut are 5-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Scarlet Knights at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
Marquette is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games

Next up:
Rutgers at Seton Hall, Saturday, February 25
Marquette at West Virginia, Friday, February 24