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Marquette Golden Eagles Visit Villanova Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Villanova Wildcats will be trying to slam the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday when the teams tip off at Wells Fargo Center-PA in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Marquette Golden Eagles before tip-off in this one found them as 14.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Villanova Wildcats are 13-1 overall and 9-4-1 ATS, while the Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-4 and 6-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Villanova boasts a 10-4 on the OU, and Marquette is 8-6.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Villanova Wildcats at No. 6 and the Marquette Golden Eagles at No. 12 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Villanova's No. 166-rated squad against Marquette's No. 253-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Villanova rates No. 7 in the country with 11.14 per game, while their foes tonight, the Marquette Golden Eagles rank No. 2 nationally with 12 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Markus Howard went off for 52 points and added 1 rebounds for good measure, leading Marquette to a 95-90 win over Providence on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

The Wildcats got a huge 31-point effort from Jalen Brunson but still lost 101-93 against Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Marquette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marquette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marquette's last 7 games on the road
  • Villanova is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Villanova is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to Seton Hall, Tuesday, January 9th
Villanova at Xavier, Wednesday, January 10th