Wisconsin vs. Marquette Prediction
The Marquette Golden Eagles are coming off another impressive home win and have now won all six of their games in their home arena this season. Will Marquette knock off another foe in its building today when it hosts the 12th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers?
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Fiserv Forum at 5PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the spread for the contest is set at a pick'em. The over-under sits at 136.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Wisconsin. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Badgers rally past Rutgers
Wisconsin (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten) fought off a tough test at home versus the Scarlet Knights Monday night with a 69-64 win. The Badgers outscured Rutgers 43-33 in the second half after a rough opening 20 minutes. Ethan Happ paced Wisconsin with 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting plus four rebounds and three assists. D'Mitrik Trice registered 14 points and four boards. Nate Reuvers added 10 points and two rebounds. The Badgers shot 29-of-54 from the floor in the win.
Golden Eagles secure win versus UTEP
Marquette moved to 7-2 on the season and 6-0 at home Tuesday night with a 76-69 home triumph over Texas-El Paso. The Golden Eagles led 37-30 at halftime, which turned out to be the eventual margin of victory. Marquette shot 29-of-59 from the floor in the win, but struggled from 3-point distance at just 4-of-22. Markus Howard paced the Golden Eagles with 21 points on 6-of-17 shooting and 7-of-7 at the charity stripe. He added five assists and three rebounds. Joey Hauser tallied 15 points plus six boards and two dimes. Sacar Anim added 14 points and six rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Badgers are 9-0 ATS in their last nine road games. Wisconsin is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games overall.
The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Marquette.
The Badgers have been awesome on the road dating back to last season and they are the more talented team here. Travel isn't super bad against the in-state foe and I'd expect the Wisconsin offense to do well against a Golden Eagles defense ranked outside the top 50 in efficiency. Expect it to be a slow-paced game with the Badgers simply making more plays down the stretch.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: WISCONSIN BADGERS PICK'EM