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Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Prediction 1/15/2024

The Villanova Wildcats (11-5) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (11-5) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on FOX. Villanova is coming off a win in their previous game, while Marquette is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Butler. Tip-off is set for 2:30 ET.

Villanova Wildcats vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Villanova Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

As a road underdog this season, Villanova has a record of 2-0. They have also won two straight games on the road and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +7.0 points per game compared to +10.2 points per game at home.

So far, the Wildcats are 11-5 overall and 4-1 in Big East play. They have gone 7-4 in non-conference games compared to 8-3 at home. In their last game, they defeated DePaul by a score of 94-69.

Against the spread, Villanova is 9-7 this season and 3-2 on the road. As the underdog, the Wildcats have gone 2-0 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Villanova games is 6-9-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 139.3 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 138.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 points is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 148 points.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Marquette will be looking to get back on track after a two-game losing streak, and they have been much better at home this season, going 10-2 compared to 1-3 on the road.

So far, Marquette has been the favorite in 13 of their 16 games, and they have a record of 9-4 when favored.

Marquette’s ATS record this season is 7-8-1, and they are 5-8 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are just 4-6 ATS. At home, Marquette’s ATS mark is 6-5-1, and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

So far this season, Marquette’s over/under record is 5-11. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line of 142.5 points. Over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 142 points.

Villanova Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Villanova offense ended with 94 points against DePaul. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 55.9% and made 8 threes. Eric Dixon led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Brendan Hausen contributed 17 points for the Wildcats.

Eric Dixon (F) 15.3 6.5 1.3
TJ Bamba (G) 9.5 3.9 2.0
Tyler Burton (F) 8.9 7.7 1.1

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Against Butler, the Marquette had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 76.8 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 32.9% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Kam Jones, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.9, while Tyler Kolek also carries a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

Kam Jones (G) 14.9 2.9 2.2
Tyler Kolek (G) 13.8 5.1 6.4
Oso Ighodaro (F) 13.5 6.9 2.3

Villanova Team Defense

Villanova’s defense has been playing well, ranking 42nd nationally, with 65.1 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Villanova’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.7% this season.

Marquette Team Defense

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 83rd, allowing 67.2 points per game. The Marquette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Butler to connect on 5 threes.

Wildcats vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Villanova has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 72 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Golden Eagles have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 67 points per game in these contests.
  • As the betting underdog, the Wildcats have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • The last three games that Marquette was favored, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Wildcats vs Golden Eagles Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Golden Eagles to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Golden Eagles at -5.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 142.5 and our model has the Wildcats and Golden Eagles finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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