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Marquette Golden Eagles Home to Villanova Wildcats in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Wildcats of Villanova hit the hard court against the Golden Eagles of Marquette.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Marquette Golden Eagles betting line opened as 10-point underdogs 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.

Villanova Wildcats vs Marquette Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marquette Golden Eagles sport a record of 18-10 and 12-15 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Villanova Wildcats have 24-4 and 14-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-11-1 for the Marquette Golden Eagles and 13-14 for the Villanova Wildcats.

The Golden Eagles - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marquette is rated No. 160 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Villanova is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marquette has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 75.11 PPG. The visiting Villanova Wildcats defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 46.16% so far, more than the Marquette Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.11% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 22 points from Kris Jenkins, but it was Xavier that prevailed in a 90-83 final on Wednesday at Cintas Center.

Marquette got 22 points and 22 rebounds from Henry Ellenson en route to a 66-61 victory over Creighton on Wednesday at CenturyLink Center.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Villanova is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Villanova is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Marquette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Marquette is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games
  • Marquette is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to DePaul, Tuesday, March 1st
Marquette at Georgetown, Tuesday, March 1st