Xavier hosts Marquette

Marquette just 3-7 vs. the spread in the Big East, faces Xavier on Saturday

No. 6 Xavier looks to keep its spot near the top of the Big East today when it hosts Marquette at Noon ET on FS1.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Xavier is a heavy favorite at home, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -13 points against Marquette. The over/under total for the game has been set at 149.5 points.

Xavier (20-2) is looking to keep pace with Villanova in the Big East race today. The Musketeers are 8-2 in the conference, 1 game behind Villanova entering the weekend. Xavier has been pretty dominant, going 11-1 at home and 14-8 against the spread this season.

Marquette (15-8) has had a down year in the Big East, as the Golden Eagles sit just 4-6 in the conference. Marquette is also 8-14 against the spread this season in all games while going just 3-7 ATS in the Big East. The Eagles have struggled when meeting with Xavier, as the Musketeers have won four straight in the series, covering the spread in three of those four games. Xavier already owns a 74-66 win at Marquette this season, covering a 6.5-point spread.

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