Golden Eagles vs. Friars Prediction
The 11th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles have won their last three games overall and their last five games on the road. Can Marquette win and cover the spread again on the road today when it plays at the Providence Friars?
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Dunkin Donuts Center at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 143. As of Saturday morning, 72 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Golden Eagles pull away from Bulldogs
Marquette secured a 79-69 home win Wednesday night over Butler to improve to 22-4 overall and 11-2 in the Big East Conference. The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 50-39 in the second half after trailing by one at halftime. Marquette shot 28-of-57 from the field, 9-of-21 from 3-point range and 14-of-18 at the free throw line. Markus Howard paced the Golden Eagles with 28 points on 9-of-20 from the floor, 6-of-13 on 3-point tries and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also registered six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Theo John accounted for 15 points, 11 boards and three blocked shots. Sam Hauser added 11 points, five caroms and four dimes.
Friars roll past Red Storm
Providence earned a 78-59 home triumph last Saturday over St. John's to move to 15-12 overall and 5-9 in the Big East Conference. The Friars outscored the Red Storm 44-33 in the second half to pull away. Providence shot 22-of-51 from the field, 7-of-17 from 3-point distance and 27-of-37 from the free throw line. Nate Watson led the Friars with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting plus 5-of-11 at the free throw line. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Alpha Diallo tallied 16 points, 11 boards and three assists. Isaiah Jackson had 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Maliek White added 11 points, four steals, three caroms and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. Marquette is 7-2 ATS in its last nine Big East games.
The Friars are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Providence is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.
Marquette has been exceptional on the road, while the Friars have been up-and-down at home. I would trust the Golden Eagles to put together an awesome road performance again over Providence having another stellar home game. The Friars are pretty solid on defense, but a shaky offense will likely be their undoing here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -2.5