Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden NCAAB Betting Prediction

Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden Prediction 2/25/2024

The Xavier Musketeers (13-13) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (20-6) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on FS1. Marquette is coming off a win in their previous game, while Xavier is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Providence. Tip-off is set for 5:00 ET.

Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Xavier Musketeers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 26 games, Xavier has a 13-13 record, including a 7-8 mark in Big East play. The Musketeers have lost three straight games and have gone 2-9 as the underdog this season.

This season, Xavier has gone 3-7 on the road, compared to a 10-6 record at home. The team’s average scoring margin on the road is -3.7 points per game, while it is +6.3 points per game at home. In their last game, the Musketeers fell to Providence by a score of 79-75.

As the underdog this season, Xavier has gone 6-4-1 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 14-10-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Musketeers are 5-4-1 vs. the spread. On the road, Xavier is 6-4 ATS this year and 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 road contests.

So far this season, the over/under record in Xavier games is 14-12. Today’s over/under line of 156.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (148.9). Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 20 of their 26 games this season. So far, they have gone 16-4 in those games. At home, the Golden Eagles have been even better, going 14-2, and they have won their last four games at home.

Overall, Marquette has gone 20-6 this season, and they are coming off a 105-71 win over DePaul. In Big East play, they are 11-4, and they have gone 9-2 in non-conference games.

Overall, Marquette has an ATS record of 15-10-1 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 10-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 7-3 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Marquette is 3-0 ATS.

Marquette’s over/under record this season is 10-16 and today’s line of 156.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

Xavier Offense Breakdown

The Xavier offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Providence. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.9% and connected on 7 threes. Offensively, the Musketeers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 278th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 141st in percentage and 232nd in three-pointers made.

Quincy Olivari (G) 19.1 5.3 1.9
Desmond Claude (G) 16.1 4.2 3.5
Dayvion McKnight (G) 12.1 3.7 4.9

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Marquette’s offense had a good outing, putting up 105 points against DePaul. They achieved a 59.5% field goal percentage and went 4/7 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Tyler Kolek, who is averaging 15.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kam Jones also maintains a PPG average of 15.1 heading into game.

Tyler Kolek (G) 15.2 4.7 7.6
Kam Jones (G) 15.1 2.6 2.1
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.3 7.4 2.9

Xavier Team Defense

At present, the Musketeers’ defense is nationally ranked 203rd, allowing 73.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Providence, the Friars finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 79 points vs. Xavier.

Marquette Team Defense

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 89th, allowing 68.8 points per game. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (423rd).

Musketeers vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • Across the Musketeers last ten road games, the team averaged 72 points per game while allowing 75. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Across their last three home contests, Marquette has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 74 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Musketeers have gone 5-4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Musketeers vs Golden Eagles Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Golden Eagles vs. Musketeers matchup, our bet is to grab the Musketeers at +10. Even though our projections have the Golden Eagles winning 74-69, we see the Musketeers as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 156.5, and our model predicts the Musketeers and Golden Eagles to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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