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Marquette Golden Eagles visit Georgetown Hoyas in college basketball clash

Marquette Golden EaglesGeorgetown Hoyas
10-8January 20, 2014, 09:00 | Verizon Center11-6

The visiting Marquette Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Georgetown Hoyas.

Georgetown battles the Golden Eagles, currently sitting with a 10-8 mark (6-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-6 for the Hoyas and 6-9 for the Golden Eagles.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Hoyas in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Eagles was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hoyas rated this week at No. 152 and the Golden Eagles sitting at No. 63.

In their last action, Marquette was a 69-57 loser on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Marquette got 17 points from Davante Gardner but lost anyway, 69-57, to Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 67-57 loser at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Georgetown got 14 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera but lost anyway, 67-57, to Seton Hall on Saturday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Georgetown's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (72.29 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 31 at 63.56 PPG. The Hoyas have been averaging 47.61% from the field, more than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).

Next up:
Marquette home to Villanova, Saturday, January 25th
Georgetown at Creighton, Saturday, January 25th