Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Badgers vs Golden Eagles CBB Odds
Looking for Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Badgers taking on the Golden Eagles on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Fiserv Forum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Badgers Golden Eagles matchup.
(8-1) Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (7-2)
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: PK
CBB Betting Total: 135½
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Wisconsin edged Rutgers, who held tough, on Monday night, 69–64. The Badgers overcame a halftime deficit to win the second half by ten. It was the sort of low-scoring slow game that we expected, given the way both of those teams like to play.
Marquette will be a different opponent for Wisconsin, not only because it’s out of conference, but because of its general playing style. The Golden Eagles like to get up and down, shoot fast and shoot from distance.
I’m not sure Marquette will have an answer for senior Ethan Happ, who scored twenty against Rutgers and is averaging nearly eighteen and eleven on the season, shooting over fifty-six percent.
It was announced on Thursday that sophomore guard Trevor Anderson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery. He was only playing six or seven minutes a night for Wisconsin but he will have to be replaced.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette has some momentum heading into its bitter rivalry with the Badgers. The Golden Eagles have won four in a row, including wins over Louisville in New York City and Kansas State, which is ranked No. 16 in the country.
Markus Howard dropped forty-five in the win over KSU last weekend. He hasn’t been quite as efficient from the field as he was last season but he’s averaging twenty-two points per game and shooting 52.5 percent from three on nearly seven attempts per game.
That three-point percentage isn’t an aberration. Howard shot 53.3 percent from deep on over seven attempts per game a year ago. He’s getting more rebounds (4.8 per) and assists (4.8 per, up from 2.8 a year ago) than he was a seasons ago, however.
Marquette didn’t have the dandiest of starts, though both of its losses were against good competition (Indiana, Kansas). The season is long, though, and the Eagles have talent. I’m still keen on what they may be able to do, though interior defense is a problem.
CBB Betting Trends:
- WIS are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- WIS are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Over is 8-3 in WIS last 11 non-conference games.
- Head to Head: Underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Marquette.
Free Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles NCAAB Prediction: Marquette makes it five straight.
The home court is going to pull Marquette through. Wisconsin may get its way inside but three is more than two and Marquette is going to pull from deep. Golden Eagles want to make this a game in the 80s.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Marquette PK
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Wisconsin 74 – Marquette 80
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