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Marquette Golden Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Xavier Musketeers

The Marquette Golden Eagles hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the point spread at Cintas Center against the Xavier Musketeers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Xavier Musketeers were listed as -1.5-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 Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sport a record of 18-11 and 11-17 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Marquette Golden Eagles have 17-11 and 14-14 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-13 for the Xavier Musketeers and 13-15 for the Marquette Golden Eagles.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 208 (Xavier) and the No. 89 (Marquette) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Xavier's No. 122-ranked offense, averaging 74.66 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 174 at 74.14 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 45.04% so far, less than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.46% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Marquette suffered a 73-69 loss against Providence on Saturday, getting 24 points from Markus Howard in a losing effort at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Trevon Bluiett scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 88-79 to Butler at Cintas Center on Sunday).

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games
  • Marquette is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Marquette is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Marquette's last 12 games on the road
  • Xavier is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 6 games
  • Xavier is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Marquette home to Creighton, Saturday, March 4th
Xavier at DePaul, Saturday, March 4th