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Marquette vs Villanova Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big East Tournament

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Marquette vs Villanova Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Big East Tournament

The No. 3 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8, 14-6 Big East) head into the Big East tournament against the No. 6 seed Villanova Wildcats (18-14, 10-10 Big East) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 9:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Marquette vs. Villanova Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Marquette vs. Villanova Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Marquette win (60.7%)

Before you bet on Thursday's Marquette-Villanova spread (Marquette -4.5) or total (139.5 points), check out the betting trends and insights below.

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Marquette vs. Villanova: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Marquette has won 18 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 13 times.
  • Villanova has covered 17 times in 32 matchups with a spread this year.
  • Marquette (13-8) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 4.5 points or more this season (61.9%) than Villanova (1-2) does as a 4.5+-point underdog (33.3%).
  • When playing at home, the Golden Eagles own a better record against the spread (11-5-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (6-6-0).
  • This year, the Wildcats are 9-6-0 at home against the spread (.600 winning percentage). On the road, they are 5-7-0 ATS (.417).
  • Marquette is 13-7-0 against the spread in conference play this year.
  • Against the spread in Big East play, Villanova is 11-10-0 this year.

Marquette vs. Villanova: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Marquette has been victorious in 19, or 82.6%, of the 23 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • This season, the Golden Eagles have come away with a win 15 times in 17 chances when named as a favorite of at least -196 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Villanova has gone 4-7 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.4% of those games).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +162 or longer, the Wildcats have a record of 2-2 (50%).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Marquette has a 66.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Marquette vs. Villanova Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Marquette averages 79.2 points per game (52nd in college basketball) while allowing 69.8 per contest (110th in college basketball). It has a +291 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 9.4 points per game.
  • Kam Jones' team-leading 16.7 points per game ranks 145th in the country.
  • Villanova puts up 70.7 points per game (266th in college basketball) while giving up 65.3 per contest (19th in college basketball). It has a +172 scoring differential and outscores opponents by 5.4 points per game.
  • Eric Dixon leads Villanova, recording 16.4 points per game (165th in college basketball).
  • The Golden Eagles pull down 32.6 rebounds per game (319th in college basketball) while allowing 35.2 per contest to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 2.6 boards per game.
  • Oso Ighodaro paces the team with 7.2 rebounds per game (158th in college basketball action).
  • The Wildcats rank 219th in the nation at 34.6 rebounds per game. That's similar to the 34.0 their opponents average.
  • Tyler Burton's 6.3 rebounds per game lead the Wildcats and rank 276th in the nation.
  • Marquette ranks 44th in college basketball by averaging 101.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 91st in college basketball, allowing 89.8 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Wildcats rank 123rd in college basketball averaging 97.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 99th, allowing 90.3 points per 100 possessions.

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