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Providence Friars take on Golden Eagles in college basketball test

Providence FriarsMarquette Golden Eagles
March 8, 9:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Providence Friars vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

15-16TEAM RECORD18-13

The Golden Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Providence Friars pay a visit to Madison Square Garden on the college basketball betting menu.

The Big East Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Golden Eagles currently sports a 18-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-9 ATS. The Friars are 15-16 and 10-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Eagles produce a 10-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Friars have gone 16-9 against the number.

View Providence vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Golden Eagles as 8-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 86-rated Providence taking on the No. 83-rated Golden Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-75 win for the Golden Eagles on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 76.7 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 314 at 75 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.2 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Providence was a 75-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites. Providence got 28 points from Marshon Brooks en route to a 75-74 victory over Rutgers on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Marquette lost its last outing, an 85-72 result against Seton Hall on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Marquette suffered an 85-72 loss against Seton Hall on Saturday, getting 20 points from Jimmy Butler in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Rutgers are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Seton Hall are 7-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Friars at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marquette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Marquette's last 11 games