By contrast to most all other programs Villanova faces high expectations based on two national championships in three years. As a result of that success they are a perennial chalk with NCAA basketball championship odds. Head coach Jay Wright has a vastly different lineup from last year. Late results show that things are starting to gel both on the court and at the cashier’s cage. Along the same lines Marquette is one of the hottest tickets on the college basketball betting board. In fact, the Golden Eagles have emerged as a bonda fide top ten team and March Madness contender.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles
Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Late on Villanova has made gamblers quite happy with seven payouts in their last eight games. Nova has gone over the total in four of their last five. Jay Wright’s team has national rankings of 93rd for scoring offense and 68th for points allowed. As a result, Villanova is now 18-4 straight up, 15-7 against the spread, and 6-13-2 under the total. Nova leads the Big East Conference standings with Marquette.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Accordingly, Marquette has also been quite the profit taking team. Consider the Golden Eagles have covered eight of their last ten games. Just one of their last six games have gone over the total. MU ranks 47th in the nation for offense and 123rd for points allowed. Owing to that is a record of 19-3 straight up, 15-7 against the spread and 8-11-2 under the total.
Important Names on Court
Guard Phil Booth has been an integral part of Villanova’s success. To illuminate Booth leads with 18.5 points per game. Also making a difference is Eric Paschall’s 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per outing. Counter to that is the impressive play of Marquette’s Markus Howard. The Golden Eagles guard is averaging 25 points per matchup.
Stats to Consider
Certainly, Villanova has been in top form for NCAA basketball championship odds. Gamblers have cashed winning tickets in five of Nova’s last six outings. Six of the Wildcats last seven games have gone over the total. Concurrently Marquette has been an exceptional value at home. As an example, the Golden Eagles have paid in 14 of their last 19 home games. Just one of their last six at Fiserv Forum went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Commencing with the last four meetings has Marquette showed the online wagering edge with Villanova. The Golden Eagles have covered three of their last four against the Wildcats. Six of the last seven games between these teams went over the total. Further, Marquette has covered their last two home games against Nova. Five of the last six in this matchup at Marquette have cleared the total.
Matchup to Watch
Initially this looks like an even matchup for the NCAA basketball championship odds. Extending that is the home court advantage in this matchup for Marquette. Likewise, the Golden Eagles have shown the ability to get the money against Nova.
Villanova vs. Marquette NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation the Fiserv Forum should be rocking the rafters. Marquette is the pick!
Villanova vs. Marquette NCAA Betting Online Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles
Villanova vs. Marquette NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Marquette 80, Villanova 76
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