Georgetown Hoyas vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

Golden Eagles are Vegas Lines NCAA Basketball Favorites to Hoyas

At the onset of his tenure has Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing faced the prospects of following the son of his mentor.  Ewing’s coach John Thompson was a Hall of Fame legend.  Together Ewing and Thompson won a national championship.  Furthermore, Thompson’s son John led the Hoyas to eight NCAA tournament appearances before his program flamed out in 2017.  Ewing had the unenviable task of taking over in 2017-18 and has methodically built back the talent base.  Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski can relate to that Vegas lines NCAA basketball situation.  He has successfully brought MU back from the depths.

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

Date and Time:  Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Georgetown Hoyas

Late on Georgetown has lost three of their last five games on the board with seven of their last nine matchups staying under the total.  As a result, the Hoyas are now 12-16-1 straight up, 12-16-1 vs. the line, and 17-11 under the total.  National metrics have Georgetown ranked 29th for scoring offense and a woeful 316th for points allowed.  The Hoyas are third in the Big East standings.

Marquette Golden Eagles

Profit taking continues for Marquette and their backers.  Three payouts in their last five games have helped keep the faith.  Further the Golden Eagles have gone under the total in six of their last eight games.  Owing to that is a record of 23-6 straight up, 18-11 vs. the odds, and 10-16-2 under the total.  Marquette has national rankings of 62nd for scoring offense and 97th for points allowed.  A first-place tie with Villanova is their current standing.

Important Names on Court

Extending the excitement for Marquette is guard Markus Howard.  In fact, he has been compared to former MU great Dwyane Wade, who led the Golden Eagles to the 2004 Final Four.  Howard is averaging 25.5 points per game.  Georgetown’s Jessie Govan leads with 18.3 points per game.

Stats to Consider

Georgetown has been a weak Vegas lines NCAA basketball away dog value.   To illustrate the Hoyas have covered only two of their last six games getting points on the road.  Three of their last four as away pups went under the total.  On the other hand, Marquette has been a very reliable home favorite.  MU has paid in 12 of their last 17 games laying points on their home court.  Just one of their last eight in that role cleared the total.

Team vs. Team

Marquette has controlled the offshore betting sportsbook payout window in their series with Georgetown.  For one thing the Golden Eagles have paid in three of their last five games against the Hoyas.  Four of the last five matchups between these teams have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation both home court and head to head give Marquette the Vegas lines NCAA basketball advantage.  Additionally, the Golden Eagles will boast the best player on the court with Howard.  Of great concern is the leaky Georgetown defense.

Georgetown vs. Marquette NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

In brief Marquette has too much for Georgetown in this matchup.

Georgetown vs. Marquette NCAA Betting Online Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles

Georgetown vs.  Marquette NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Marquette 84, Georgetown 68

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