Blue Demons vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The Marquette Golden Eagles have risen to 12th in the rankings on the heels of their five-game winning streak. Will Marquette keep it rolling tonight at home versus DePaul?
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Fiserv Forum at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 150.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with visiting DePaul. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blue Demons down Pirates in high-scoring affair
DePaul earned a 97-93 victory Saturday night at Seton Hall to improve to 11-6 overall and 3-3 in the Big East. The Blue Demons outscored the hosts 49-44 in the second half after trailing by one point at the break. DePaul shot 31-of-59 from the field, 6-of-11 from the floor and 29-of-32 at the free throw line. Femi Olujobi paced the Blue Demons with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting plus 10-of-10 from the free throw line. He also accounted for 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Max Strus also scored 22 points to go with six boards, three steals and two assists. Paul Reed tallied 21 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Eli Cain added 13 points and three assists.
Golden Eagles race past Friars
Marquette earned its fifth straight win Sunday at home by a count of 79-68 at home against Providence. The Golden Eagles (16-3, 5-1) outscored the visitors 54-35 in the second half after struggling in the first 20 minutes. Sam Hauser paced Marquette with 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also notched seven rebounds and four assists. Markus Howard accounted for 24 points, nine boards and three assists. Joey Hauser added 11 points, four caroms and three dimes. The Golden Eagles shot 23-of-54 from the field, 10-of-22 from 3-point range and 23-of-25 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Demons are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games. DePaul is 4-1 ATS in its last five games versus the Big East.
The Golden Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games. Marquette is 1-4 ATS in its last five Wednesday games.
A lot of the favorites don’t seem to be favored by enough today and I’m looking to take advantage. Marquette is another example. The Golden Eagles are solid if not spectacular on both ends of the court and face a DePaul squad that really struggles defensively and often is out of wack on the offensive end as well. The Blue Demons have won their last two road games, but I don’t see it lasting here. While DePaul does have an extra day of rest and preparation, I don’t see it matching up well with Marquette.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -8.5