Golden Eagles vs. Blue Demons Prediction
The 10th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles won a thriller over the weekend and now will try to keep that focus today in a road matchup at the DePaul Blue Demons. Is a bet on Marquette the smart way to go tonight?
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wintrust Center at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 150 points. As of Tuesday morning, 86 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Golden Eagles hang on at buzzer
Marquette used a defensive stop on the final possession Saturday afternoon to hold on for a 66-65 home win over previously 14th-ranked Villanova. The Golden Eagles (20-4, 9-2 Big East) led 30-26 at halftime and held on after the break. Marquette shot 26-of-51 from the floor, 7-of-18 from 3-point range and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Markus Howard scored 38 points in the winning effort on 13-of-24 shooting including 5-of-11 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and two assists. Sacar Anim added 18 points and two rebounds.
Blue Demons win second straight at Musketeers
DePaul earned a 74-62 victory at Xavier Saturday night to improve to 13-9 overall and 5-6 in conference action. The Blue Demons outscored the hosts 44-31 in the second half of the win. DePaul shot 28-of-62 from the field, 4-of-18 from 3-point range and 14-of-19 from the charity stripe. Max Strus paced the Blue Demons with 17 points on 6-of-20 shooting including 1-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also contributed five rebounds and two steals. Paul Reed accounted for 15 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Femi Olujobi scored 15 points to go with nine boards and two assists. Eli Cain added 13 points, five caroms, two dimes and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. Marquette is 5-1 ATS in its last six games following a straight up win.
The Blue Demons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. DePaul is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Golden Eagles have been fantastic on the road this season, having only lost two games away from home and not since Jan. 1. I don't see this as a letdown situation as Marquette has its sights set on a regular season conference championship and cannot afford to falter in situations like this. I also think the Golden Eagles learned their lesson last week when their execution was lacking in a home loss to St. John's. They responded well Saturday and I believe that continues here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -3