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Villanova Wildcats vs Marquette Golden Eagles in college hoops odds

Marquette Golden EaglesVillanova Wildcats
Feb 23, 6:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

19-6TEAM RECORD17-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Marquette when they take on the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Wildcats bring a 17-10 record (16-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-6 Golden Eagles, who are 11-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Villanova go 9-14 so far and the Golden Eagles go 11-10.

View Marquette vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 52-rated Wildcats and the No. 50-ranked Golden Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-70 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Villanova's No. 61-rated squad against Marquette's No. 179-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Villanova rates No. 127 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 329 nationally with 4.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Marquette owns the country's No. 33-rated mark, allowing 62.1 points per game on the highway. Villanova, on the other hand, rates No. 208 in scoring at home.

Marquette won its last outing, a 67-46 result against Seton Hall on February 19. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The battle between the Golden Eagles and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Seton Hall was handed a 67-46 defeat on Tuesday at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 71-63 winner as they battled Rutgers at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Darrun Hilliard scored 14 points leading the Wildcats to a 71-63 victory over Rutgers at Villanova Pavilion on Monday.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Syracuse are 2-5
After playing Seton Hall are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing Rutgers are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Golden Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Marquette's last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games on the road
Marquette is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Marquette is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games when playing at home against Marquette
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Villanova's last 11 games when playing Marquette
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marquette home to Syracuse, Monday, February 25
Villanova at Seton Hall, Monday, February 25