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Marquette Golden Eagles home to Georgetown Hoyas in NCAA Basketball betting action

Georgetown HoyasMarquette Golden Eagles
16-11February 27, 2014, 09:00 | Bradley Center16-11

The Marquette Golden Eagles will try to cover the spread at Bradley Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Georgetown Hoyas in NCAA basketball action.

The Hoyas will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Eagles are 10-14-1 ATS. Georgetown is 15-11 on the totals; Marquette is 13-10-1.

View Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Marquette sat as -5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Golden Eagles sit at No. 186 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hoyas sit at No. 135 on the same chart.

Georgetown was a 74-52 winner in its last match at home against Xavier. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Hoyas blew out Xavier on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 74-52 win at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Marquette, they were a 96-94 winner as they battled DePaul on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 96-94 win over the Blue Demons on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Davante Gardner at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marquette has the nation's No. 122-rated offensive output, at 72 PPG. The visiting Hoyas defense ranks No. 80 allowing on average 67.19 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 44.69% so far, less than the Hoyas marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.07% per game.

A few Hoyas at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Georgetown is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Georgetown is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games
Georgetown is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games
Marquette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games
Marquette is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Georgetown home to Creighton, Tuesday, March 4th
Marquette at Villanova, Sunday, March 2nd