Oregon vs. Marquette NIT Prediction
Will the Oregon Ducks and Marquette Golden Eagles cover the 'over' for bettors when the two teams meet Sunday afternoon in the NIT?
Sunday, March 18, 2018
TV: ESPN2, 4:30 p.m. ET
The Golden Eagles opened as 5-point home favorites to knock off the Ducks but the line has climbed to 5.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 153 but was bet down to 150.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of Sunday morning, 52% of the betting tickets that were wagered at online sportsbooks were on the Ducks to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 52% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.
Keith Smith (undisclosed, questionable) is the only player listed on the Ducks' injury report while Sam Hauser (hip) is questionable for the Golden Eagles, who will be without Haanif Cheatham (personal, out for the year).
Marquette has been a great 'over' team of late, cashing the over in seven of its last 10 games overall. The over is also 8-3 in the Golden Eagles' last 11 games coming off a win, is 7-0 in their last seven matchups with Pac-12 opponents and is 4-0 in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the over is 10-4 in the Ducks' last 14 non-conference games.
NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: OREGON/MARQUETTE OVER 150.5