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Marquette Golden Eagles visit Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA College Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Marquette Golden Eagles taking on the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Wisconsin Badgers betting line opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marquette Golden Eagles will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 4-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 3-7 ATS. Marquette Golden Eagles are 6-2 on betting the total; Wisconsin Badgers are 7-3.

The Badgers - Golden Eagles odds would favor the Badgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wisconsin is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Marquette is at No. 98.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wisconsin's No. 179-ranked scoring average of 71.4 PPG, against a Marquette Golden Eagles defense rated No. 149 and allowing 70.56 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers FG% has averaged 41.46% to date this season, less than the Marquette Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (47.97% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Eagles grabbed a 80-62 win over the Spartans on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Sandy Cohen III at Bradley Center.

Nigel Hayes chucked in a team-high 32 points for Wisconsin on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 68-67 at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Marquette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marquette is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games on the road
  • Wisconsin is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Wisconsin is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Wisconsin's last 14 games
  • Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to Chicago State, Monday, December 21st
Wisconsin at Texas A&M C.C., Tuesday, December 15th