Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut NCAAB Betting Prediction

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Prediction 3/16/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (28-3) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Huskies

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette enters this game as an underdog, a role they have been in eight times this season, going 4-4 in those games. The Golden Eagles have a 23-8 record overall, including a 15-6 mark in Big East games.

On the road this season, Marquette is 7-5, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is just +0.1 points per game.

Marquette has an overall ATS record of 19-12-1 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-6 and their last 10 road ATS record is 5-5. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-3-1 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 underdog ATS record is 6-3-1.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette games is 14-18 and today’s line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game with a record of 28-3, including a perfect mark of 20-0 at home. They have won six straight games, and their average scoring margin at home is +23.6 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Huskies are a perfect 10-0, and they have gone 5-0 in their last five games at home.

Connecticut has an ATS record of 20-12-1 this season. At home, they are 12-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS mark of 8-2.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 for the Connecticut Huskies’ game against Marquette is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (145.2). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 155 points compared to their season average of 146.4.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Marquette’s offense looked good, scoring 79 points against Providence. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 19/24 free throws. For the season, the Marquette offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 333rd in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.

Kam Jones (G) 16.9 2.8 2.5
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.2 7.1 2.8
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 4.7 7.6

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Connecticut’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. St. John’s, finishing the game with a total of 95 points. Their season average is now 81.7 points per game. In terms of offense, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 29th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 67th in percentage and 51st in three-pointers made.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.2 7.1 5.9
Cam Spencer (G) 14.8 4.5 3.7
Alex Karaban (F) 14.2 5.1 1.4

Marquette Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 69.6 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Connecticut, the Marquette defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Marquette made 19 free-throws vs. the Golden Eagles.

Connecticut Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Connecticut defense is giving up an average of 64.6 points per contest. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.9% of their shots vs. Connecticut.

Golden Eagles vs Huskies Trends

  • The Golden Eagles are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Connecticut has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 80 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Golden Eagles have an ATS mark of just 6-3-1 in their last ten games. Marquette posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
  • The Huskies have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

Golden Eagles vs Huskies Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Huskies vs. Golden Eagles matchup, our bet is to grab the Golden Eagles at +8.5. Even though our projections have the Huskies winning 75-69, we see the Golden Eagles as the play on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 141.5 and our model has the Golden Eagles and Huskies finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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