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Marquette Golden Eagles visit Cincinnati Bearcats in NCAAB hoops battle

Marquette Golden EaglesCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


The Bearcats hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Marquette Golden Eagles pay a visit to Fifth Third Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Golden Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 14-10-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearcats are 11-12 ATS. Marquette is 16-10 against the total, while Cincinnati is 10-13 versus the number.

View Marquette vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bearcats are listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearcats - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 47 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marquette is at No. 22. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-76 win for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 127 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Cincinnati’s No. 73 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cincinnati is the No. 64-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Marquette rates No. 203 at 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.

Marquette won its last outing, a 61-60 result against West Virginia on February 24. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Golden Eagles got a terrific 26-point effort from Jae Crowder as Marquette defeated West Virginia 61-60 on Friday at WVU Colliseum.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 46-45 result against South Florida on February 26. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Bearcats got 13 points from Sean Kilpatrick, but it was South Florida that prevailed in a 46-45 final on Sunday at Sun Dome.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgetown are 8-2
After playing West Virginia are 5-2
After a win are 9-1

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Villanova are 5-2
After playing South Florida are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few Golden Eagles at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Marquette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games on the road
Marquette is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Marquette
Cincinnati is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games

Next up:
Marquette home to Georgetown, Saturday, March 3
Cincinnati at Villanova, Saturday, March 3