Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden NCAAB Betting Prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden Prediction 3/6/2024

The Connecticut Huskies (26-3) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (22-7) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on FS1. Connecticut is coming off a win in their previous game, while Marquette is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Creighton. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game with a record of 26-3 and winners of two straight games. They are 16-2 in Big East play and 10-1 in non-conference games. On the road, the Huskies are 8-3 this season and have an average scoring margin of +6.5.

Overall, UConn has been favored in 28 of their 29 games and has a record of 26-2 as the favorite. In their last game, they beat Seton Hall by a score of 91-61. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Huskies are 7-3.

As the favorite this season, UConn has a solid ATS mark of 17-10-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, UConn is 6-4-1 ATS this season and 5-4-1 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

In the 29 games Connecticut has played this season, their over/under record sits at 16-13. On average, their games have finished with 145.6 points, while the average over/under line in their games is 144.8. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 151.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Marquette has been dominant at home this season, going 16-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.5 points per game. Their current home winning streak is at six games, and they are 9-1 in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, Marquette is 22-7 this season, including a 13-5 record in Big East play. They have been the underdog in seven games this season, going 4-3 in those matchups. In their last game, the Golden Eagles lost to Creighton by a score of 89-75.

As the underdog, Marquette has gone 4-2-1 vs. the spread this season and 17-11-1 overall. At home, the Golden Eagles have an ATS mark of 12-5-1 and have covered in their last three games at the Fiserv Forum. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Marquette is 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette games is 12-17. So far, 16 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 151.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Connecticut’s offense scored 91 points against Seton Hall. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.9%, and they went 19/27 from the free-throw line. Tristen Newton is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Cam Spencer brings a PPG average of 14.8 into the game.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.3 7.1 6.0
Cam Spencer (G) 14.8 4.5 3.2
Alex Karaban (F) 13.9 5.1 1.4

Marquette Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Marquette offense ended with 75 points against Creighton. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.9% and made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Kam Jones with 23 points, while David Joplin also added 21 to the scoreboard.

Kam Jones (G) 16.1 2.5 2.1
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 4.7 7.6
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.0 7.3 2.8

Connecticut Team Defense

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 17th in the country at 64.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Seton Hall, the Pirates finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 61 points vs. Connecticut.

Marquette Team Defense

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 99th, allowing 69.3 points per game. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (419th).

Huskies vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Connecticut has an ATS record of just 5-4-1. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 76 points per game.
  • Although Marquette has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 68 points per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-2-1.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Huskies vs Golden Eagles Prediction

The Golden Eagles come in as the underdog at +5.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Huskies and Golden Eagles finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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