UConn vs Marquette Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 11 (Huskies Pick Up Crucial Road Win at Fiserv Forum)

Larry Rupp
UConn vs Marquette prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
UConn vs Marquette prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Charles Krupa
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UConn vs Marquette Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 6 UConn (15-2, 4-2 Big East) vs. No. 25 Marquette (13-4, 5-1 Big East)
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with an exciting matchup between the No. 6 UConn Huskies and No. 25 Marquette Golden Eagles. UConn bounced back from a two-game losing streak with a 69-60 win over Creighton on Saturday. Adam Sanogo tallied 26 points.

Meanwhile, Marquette picked apart Georgetowns' defense in a 95-73 win on Saturday to notch its fourth victory in a row. Six different Golden Eagles players scored at least 9 points and were led by the efforts of Tyler Kolek. The sophomore guard racked up an impressive 15 assists and 4 steals.

UConn vs Marquette Odds & Spread

UConn enters this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 147.5 points, which is above average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

UConn vs Marquette Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, UConn is 12-5-0 this season.
  • The Huskies are 11-5 as 2.5-point favorites or more.
  • UConn has seen 10 of its 17 games hit the over.
  • Marquette's record against the spread is 12-5-0.
  • The Golden Eagles have covered every time (4-0) as a 2.5-point underdog or greater this year.
  • There have been 10 Marquette games (out of 17) that hit the over this season.
UConn Rank UConn AVG Marquette AVG Marquette Rank
32nd 80.2 Points Scored 83.1 13th
24th 61.4 Points Allowed 71.0 236th
43rd 35.8 Rebounds 29.5 309th
55th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 7.3 301st
22nd 9.5 3pt Made 9.0 45th
9th 18.1 Assists 18.5 8th
86th 11.4 Turnovers 11.0 61st

UConn vs Marquette Prediction & Pick

The top of the Big East conference is stacked. Providence and Xavier are each riding a nine-game winning streak and remain undefeated in conference play. That is why this game between UConn and Marquette is vital. The winner will stay in the race for the top spot, while the loser drops even lower.

The Golden Eagles have no one capable of matching Sanogo's efforts in the paint. The 6-foot-9 junior is averaging 17.9 points per game and now gets to face a defense that allows an opponent two-point shooting percentage of 49.8% (No. 172 in NCAA). He'll the the one to lead the Huskies to a victory.

UConn is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Marquette, too, so I'll back the Huskies on the road.

Final Score Prediction: UConn: 76 | Marquette: 70

UConn vs Marquette Best Bet

Bettors are not going to see this UConn team as a small 2.5-point favorite very often. The Huskies are loaded with players that have the potential of being drafted in the NBA next summer. That includes Sanogo, Jordan Hawkins and Andre Jackson Jr. Watch for that talent to shine though on Wednesday.

UConn is not only 4-1 straight up in its last five games against Marquette, but it is also 4-1 against the spread (ATS) during that span. Those four wins came by an average of 11.3 points. Look for head coach Dan Hurley to have his guys motivated to prove why they are the ones to beat in the Big East.

Bet: UConn Huskies -2.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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