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Marquette vs Xavier Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 9

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Marquette vs Xavier Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - March 9

The No. 8 Marquette Golden Eagles (22-8, 13-6 Big East) visit the Xavier Musketeers (15-15, 9-10 Big East) in Big East play at Cintas Center, tipping off at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

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. Xavier Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Arena: Cintas Center

Marquette vs. Xavier Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Marquette win (50.6%)

Before making a wager on Saturday's Marquette-Xavier spread (Marquette -3.5) or total (157.5 points), check out the betting trends and insights below.

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Marquette vs. Xavier: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Marquette has won 17 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 13 times.
  • Xavier has compiled a 15-15-0 record against the spread this year.
  • Marquette covers the spread when it is a 3.5-point favorite or more 61.9% of the time. That's more often than Xavier covers as an underdog of 3.5 or more (50%).
  • Against the spread, the Golden Eagles have played better at home, covering 11 times in 16 home games, and five times in 11 road games.
  • This season, the Musketeers are 9-8-0 at home against the spread (.529 winning percentage). On the road, they are 5-6-0 ATS (.455).
  • Marquette is 12-7-0 against the spread in conference games this season.
  • Xavier has eight wins against the spread in 19 Big East games this year.

Marquette vs. Xavier: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Marquette has been chosen as the moneyline favorite in 22 games this year and has walked away with the win 18 times (81.8%) in those games.
  • This season, the Golden Eagles have come away with a win 18 times in 21 chances when named as a favorite of at least -154 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Xavier has gone 3-11 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 21.4% of those games).
  • The Musketeers are 1-8 (winning only 11.1% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +128 or longer.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Marquette has a 60.6% chance of pulling out a win.

Marquette vs. Xavier Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Marquette is outscoring opponents by 9.5 points per game with a +285 scoring differential overall. It puts up 79 points per game (54th in college basketball) and gives up 69.5 per outing (106th in college basketball).
  • Kam Jones ranks 177th in the country with a team-leading 16.2 points per game.
  • Xavier's +72 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 76.2 points per game (104th in college basketball) while allowing 73.8 per outing (244th in college basketball).
  • Quincy Olivari is ranked 53rd in college basketball with a team-leading 19.1 points per game.
  • The Golden Eagles average 32.9 rebounds per game (312th in college basketball) while allowing 35.4 per outing to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 2.5 boards per game.
  • Oso Ighodaro tops the team with 7.3 rebounds per game (147th in college basketball play).
  • The Musketeers are 39th in the country at 38.9 rebounds per game. That's 2.8 more than the 36.1 their opponents average.
  • Abou Ousmane tops the Musketeers with 6.5 rebounds per game (241st in college basketball).
  • Marquette ranks 43rd in college basketball by averaging 101.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 89th in college basketball, allowing 89.3 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Musketeers rank 203rd in college basketball averaging 94 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 130th, allowing 91.1 points per 100 possessions.

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