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Louisville CardinalsMarquette Golden Eagles
March 8, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Louisville Cardinals vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds


The Marquette Golden Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they battle the Louisville Cardinals at Madison Square Garden in Big East tournament betting action.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

Marquette will face the 23-9 Cardinals, who own a 15-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Eagles are 17-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 12-16-1 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Eagles sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 13 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Eagles will win this game 79-75.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marquette's No. 113-rated squad against Louisville's No. 28-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marquette rates No. 208 in the country with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 189 nationally with 6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 90-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Marquette, on the other hand, rates No. 31 in scoring at home.

Louisville won its last outing, a 61-55 result against Seton Hall on March 7. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Louisville earned a 61-55 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Peyton Siva at Madison Square Garden.

Marquette won its last outing, an 83-69 result against Georgetown on March 3. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Marquette got 26 points and 14 rebounds from Jae Crowder en route to an 83-69 victory over Georgetown on Saturday at Bradley Center.