Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies NCAA Betting Prediction

Marquette vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction 2/17/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (19-5) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (23-2) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at XL Center in Hartford and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Connecticut Huskies

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette has been the underdog in five games this season, going 4-1 in those matchups. On the road, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-3 this season, and they have won their last five games away from home.

Marquette is coming off a 78-72 win over Butler and has won eight straight games. On the season, the Golden Eagles have a record of 19-5, including a 10-3 mark in Big East play.

Marquette has been a solid bet this season, going 14-9-1 against the spread. They have been even better when they are the underdog, going 4-0-1 vs. the spread in those games. On the road, the Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 5-4 this year and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Marquette has an ATS mark of 7-2-1.

Marquette’s over/under record for the season is 9-15, and today’s line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). Overall, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut is coming off a dominant 101-65 win over DePaul and has now won 13 straight games. The Huskies are 23-2 overall and 13-1 in Big East play.

At home, Connecticut is a perfect 15-0 this season and has won its last 15 games. The Huskies’ average scoring margin at home is +23.8, and they have been favored in 24 of their 25 games, going 23-1 as the favorite.

As the favorite this season, UConn has gone 14-9-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-4-1 ATS. At home, the Huskies have an ATS mark of 8-7 this year and are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in UConn’s games this season (145.4). So far, 15 of their 25 games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

The Golden Eagles’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.8 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Tyler Kolek, who is averaging 16.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Oso Ighodaro also maintains a PPG average of 14.2 heading into game.

Tyler Kolek (G) 16.1 5.0 7.4
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.2 7.5 2.8
Kam Jones (G) 14.3 2.6 2.1

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Connecticut’s offense looked good, scoring 101 points against DePaul. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.2% and made 16/22 free throws. Offensively, the Huskies have a season long field goal percentage of 50%, which is 21st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 80th in percentage and 57th in three-pointers made.

Cam Spencer (G) 15.2 4.6 3.4
Tristen Newton (G) 15.0 6.6 5.7
Alex Karaban (F) 14.9 5.5 1.5

Marquette Team Defense

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 84th, allowing 68.2 points per game. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10 times per game (418th).

Connecticut Team Defense

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 20th in the country at 64.1 points per contest. Connecticut will look once again to perform well on defense, holding DePaul to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

Golden Eagles vs Huskies Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Marquette has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 75 points per game.
  • Connecticut has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 89 points per game while allowing 64. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 2-0-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Golden Eagles vs Huskies Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Huskies to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 148.5, and our model projects the Golden Eagles and Huskies to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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