Marquette vs. Xavier Free Pick
No. 5 Xavier looks to pick up a third win over Marquette this season when the two meet tonight at 7PM ET in the Big East Tournament.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Xavier is favored in today’s game, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -9 points against Marquette. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154 points. These two meet in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament and the game will be held from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Xavier is 26-4 overall, 14-4 in the Big East, 3-0 on a neutral floor and 18-12 against the spread. Marquette is 20-12 overall, 9-10 in conference games, 3-0 on a neutral court and 12-19 against the spread. Xavier has won five straight over Marquette, going 3-2 against the spread in those games. Xavier won 90-82 at home on Feb. 6 and 74-66 at Marquette on Jan. 16.
Marquette is in a funk. Though it beat St. John’s last night, the Eagles have failed to cover in four straight. Xavier has won eight of its last 10 and is 4-2 against the spread in its last six games. The Musketeers are also 15-11 ATS as a favorite this season. Xavier had 48 rebounds against Marquette in the first meeting and then shot 50 percent in the second meeting. Look for the Musketeers to get a lot of high-percentage shots in this game and roll to victory.
BIG EAST TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: XAVIER -9