Villanova looks to cover the Wildcats-Golden Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-1 mark when they host Marquette in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Villanova Wildcats were listed as -12-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Villanova Wildcats are 14-1 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs the number. The Marquette Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are 10-4 and 8-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 6-9 and the Marquette Golden Eagles go 7-7 on betting totals.

The Wildcats - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Villanova is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marquette is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Villanova's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 78.4 PPG, against a Marquette Golden Eagles defense rated No. 128 and allowing 70.57 PPG. The Villanova Wildcats FG% has averaged 49.57% to date this season, more than the Marquette Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (48.83% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles got 17 points from Katin Reinhardt, but it was Seton Hall that prevailed in a 69-66 final on Sunday at Prudential Center.

The Wildcats got 23 points from Jalen Brunson, but it was Butler that prevailed in a 66-58 final on Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games
  • Marquette is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games on the road
  • Villanova is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Villanova is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games
  • Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 11th
Villanova at Xavier, Tuesday, January 10th

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