Xavier vs. Marquette Prediction & Odds
Number sixteen Xavier heads to Milwaukee to face #11 Marquette at 7:00 PM ET Wednesday night on CBS Sports Network. Can the Golden Eagles cover the 5.5-point spread as home favorites?
Xavier is 19-6 on the year with their best wins coming over UConn and Providence. Their worst losses came against Depaul and Butler. The Musketeers are 13-11-1 against the spread this season.
Marquette is 20-6 this season with their best wins coming over Baylor and UConn. Their worst losses came against Mississippi State and Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles are 17-8-1 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
687 Xavier Musketeers (+5.5) vs. 688 Marquette Golden Eagles (-5.5); O/U 159.5
7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Xavier vs. Marquette Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Golden Eagles in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 72% of public bets are on Marquette -5.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Xavier Game Notes
Xavier will be without their star center Zach Freemantle for Wednesday’s game. The big man is dealing with a foot injury and he’ll likely be out until early March. For the season, Freemantle had been averaging 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Musketeers.
Xavier guard Souley Boum is probable for Wednesday’s clash with Marquette; he had been nursing a sprained ankle. Boum is Xavier’s best player and leading scorer. The senior from Oakland, CA is posting 16.1 points and 4.9 assists per game for the Musketeers this season.
Marquette Game Notes
One of Marquette’s most important players is sophomore guard Tyler Kolek. The 6’3” lefty from Cumberland, Rhode Island is second in the nation with 7.7 assists per game. He can score and rebound as well as Kolek has posted 11.6 points and 4 rebounds per game in a team-high 32 minutes per contest this year.
One of the Golden Eagles’ most versatile players is junior forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper. The Montreal native is averaging 13 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while knocking down a respectable 36% of his three-point tries this season.
Xavier vs. Marquette CBB Betting Trends
Xavier is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Marquette is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Marquette is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
Marquette is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
Xavier vs. Marquette CBB Prediction:
The Marquette Golden Eagles have been one of the best teams in the country against the spread this season. Marquette is one of only 11 teams in the nation to cover the spread at least 68% of the time. The Golden Eagles are 17-8-1 ATS this season. They’ve also been solid against good teams. Marquette is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record and the Golden Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning straight-up record. The favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between Xavier and Marquette, and I think the Golden Eagles continue that trend on Wednesday night.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -5.5