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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Providence Friars in Battle with Marquette Golden Eagles

The Providence Friars will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Marquette Golden Eagles at Dunkin Donuts Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Providence Friars as -2.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Providence Friars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars are 17-11 so far on the season, and 18-10 ATS vs the number. The Marquette Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 17-10 and 14-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Providence go 12-15-1 and the Marquette Golden Eagles go 13-14 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 154-ranked Providence Friars and the No. 97-rated Marquette Golden Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Providence's No. 206-ranked offense, averaging 69.93 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 176 at 74.19 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 44.64% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Golden Eagles and Red Storm didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. John's was handed a 93-71 defeat on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Emmitt Holt scored 18 points leading the Friars to a 68-66 victory over Creighton at CenturyLink Center-NE on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games
  • Marquette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marquette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Providence is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Providence is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Providence is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette at Xavier, Wednesday, March 1st
Providence at DePaul, Tuesday, February 28th