Account of two national championships in the past three years has made Villanova coach Jay Wright a college basketball icon. Add in Wright’s Hollywood good looks and dapper dressing and you have one of the all-time great personalities in the modern history of the sport. But Marquette is one of the best kept secrets for Betting on college basketball. Golden Eagles head coach Steve Wojciechowski has transformed the program out of stagnation. In fact, Marquette is back into national prominence. Further, MU guard Markus Howard is drawing comparisons with former Golden Eagles great Dwyane Wade.
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Villanova Wildcats
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Marquette vs. Villanova TV Coverage: FS1
Marquette Golden Eagles
Late on Marquette has been one of the hottest teams on the college basketball betting board. Eight payouts in their last ten games have caught handicapping attention. Marquette has gone under the total in four of their last six games. MU has national rankings of 48th for scoring offense and 105th for points allowed. As a result, Marquette is 23-4 straight up 18-9 against the spread, and 10-14-2 under the total. The Golden Eagles lead the Big East Conference.
Counter to that is the recent value drop by Villanova. The Wildcats have dropped four of their last six games on the board. And five of their last seven games went under the total. Nova ranks 121st nationally for scoring offense and 74th for points allowed. Owing to that is record of 20-8 straight up, 17-11 vs. the odds, and 8-17-2 under the total.
Important Names on Court
Guard Phil Booth leads Villanova with 18.4 points per game. In the same way Marquette is led by guard Markus Howard’s 25.3 points per outing.
Stats to Consider
Marquette has been a subpar Betting on college basketball value as a road dog. To show the Golden Eagles have covered just four of their last nine games getting points on the road. Over the total has paid in 10 of MU’s last 12 in that situation. Along the same lines Villanova has struggled as a home chalk. Jay Wright’s squad has gotten the money in just three of their last 11 laying points at home. Four of their last six in that role have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
To begin with Marquette beat Nova 66-65 on February 9. But the Wildcats got the money as two-point pups. Marquette has covered just four of their last 16 online wagering matchups with Villanova. Six of the last eight between these teams have soared over the total. Further, the Wildcats have had the edge at home against the Golden Eagles. MU has come away with the money in just two of their last seven visits to Villanova. The last three meetings in this series at Nova cleared the number.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the revenge factor looms large. Villanova has the proven Betting on college basketball matchup advantage in this series. In the second place Marquette has been in the red as a road dog.
Marquette vs. Villanova NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
To conclude Villanova is the revenge choice!
Marquette vs. Villanova NCAA Betting Online Pick: Villanova Wildcats
Marquette vs. Villanova NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Villanova 86, Marquette 79
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