Marquette vs. Wisconsin Pick
Who has the edge when in-state foes Wisconsin and Marquette meet up later today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is favored at home in this game, as the Badgers are getting odds of -7 points against Marquette. The over/under total for the game is listed at 143 points. Today’s game takes place from the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin and will air live on FS1.
Marquette is coming off a 91-81 win over Vermont earlier this week to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Golden Eagles are 3-5 against the spread, failing to cover in three of their last four games. Marquette is averaging 82.6 points per game while giving up 77.6 points per game on defense. The Eagles are led by the duo of Markus Howard and Andrew Rowsey. Howard is averaging 22.4 points per game while Rowsey is chipping in 21.6 points per contest.
Wisconsin has been struggling this season, starting the year at 4-6 following a 59-55 loss to Temple on the road. The Badgers are 3-5-1 against the spread on the season and 2-2 ATS at home. Wisconsin is putting up 66.4 points per game on offense while allowing 63.6 per contest. Ethan Happ is putting up 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Brad Davison is adding 10 points per game.
The road team has won three straight meetings in this series and Marquette has covered the spread in five of the last six against the Badgers. Wisconsin has been able to put up a good defensive effort this season but the offense is really lacking. It has been a big part of their issues thus far. Marquette has a great offensive duo that will be tough to contain. The public betting is slightly with Marquette today and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE +7