Wisconsin vs. Marquette Prediction
No. 4 Wisconsin takes on 2-1 Marquette at 7:00 p.m. ET from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI on Friday night. Are the Badgers a safe play as a 4.5-point road favorite or are the Golden Eagles the better bet to cover as a home dog?
805 Wisconsin Badgers (-4.5) at 806 Marquette Golden Eagles (+4.5); o/u 137
7:00 p.m. ET, December 4, 2020
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin vs. Marquette College Basketball Prediction
The underdog has cashed in 10 of the last 14 meetings between these two teams but I don’t like this short number. The Golden Eagles are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and have failed to cover in six of their last eight games as a home dog. Marquette is also just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games following a straight up loss and is 1-4 against the number in its last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Badgers are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games when favored and are 3-1-1 at the betting window in their last five road games. Wisconsin is also 6-0-1 against the spread in its last seven games after allowing less than 50 points in its previous contest and is 5-0-1 against the number in its last six games when facing an opponent with a win percentage above .600. Finally, the Badgers have cashed in five of their previous six games coming off a win of more than 20 points.
FRIDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS -4.5