North Dakota vs. Marquette Prediction
The 20th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles have been a pleasant surprise this season and are big favorites at home tonight versus the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Does Marquette have a blowout win in it to make bettors happy?
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Fiserv Forum at 9PM ET
TV: FOX Sports North
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 22-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 144 points. As of Tuesday morning, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting North Dakota. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Fighting Hawks take down Mayville State
North Dakota moved to 6-5 on the season Friday night with an 83-66 win over NAIA opponent Mayville State. The Fighting Hawks led 47-36 at halftime en route to the victory. Cortez Seales paced North Dakota with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with five rebounds and five assists. Filip Rebraca tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds. Billy Brown registered 14 points along with four boards and two assists. Aanen Moody added 11 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists off the bench.
Golden Eagles down Badgers in OT
Marquette earned a 74-69 overtime victory at home 10 days ago against in-state rival Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles (8-2) improved to 7-0 at home with the win and outscored the Badgers 13-8 in the extra session. Markus Howard paced Marquette with 27 points despite shooting only 7-of-29 from the floor as he also went 12-of-15 at the free throw line. Joey Hauser tallied 15 points in 33 minutes of action. Sam Hauser added 13 points plus 14 rebounds and four assists. The Golden Eagles won despite shooting only 23-of-65 from the floor, also going 22-of-34 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Fighting Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. South Dakota is 33-16-2 ATS in its last 55 games following a straight up win.
The Golden Eagles are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Marquette games on Tuesdays.
The Golden Eagles continue to get better, but after such a huge win and long layoff I could see a letdown here. North Dakota isn't very good, but I can easily see this game staying within a 21-point or less margin. I'm not ready to sign off on Marquette winning by this many points against an opponent that has been reasonably competitive in most games this season.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS +22