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Marquette Golden Eagles Host the Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA College Basketball Action

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Catamounts of Western Carolina hit the hard court against the Golden Eagles of Marquette.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Marquette Golden Eagles were listed as -24.5-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.

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Marquette Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marquette Golden Eagles currently sport a 4-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Western Carolina Catamounts are 2-4 and 0-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Marquette Golden Eagles produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Western Carolina Catamounts have gone 1-2 against the totals betting line.

The Golden Eagles - Catamounts odds would favor the Golden Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Marquette is rated No. 63 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Carolina is at No. 289.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marquette has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 86.17 PPG. The visiting Western Carolina Catamounts defense ranks No. 124 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 49.87% so far, more than the Marquette Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 34.44% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Catamounts got 15 points from Haboubacar Mutombo as Western Carolina ran past Jackson State 58-47 on Saturday at Williams Center.

The battle between the Golden Eagles and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston Baptist was handed a 101-79 defeat on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Marquette is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Marquette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Marquette's last 11 games
  • Marquette is 4-15 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Carolina at Appalachian State, Saturday, December 3rd
Marquette at Georgia, Sunday, December 4th