Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Musketeers vs Golden Eagles CBB Odds
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(9-6) Xavier Musketeers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (11-3)
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Marquette Golden Eagles -8
CBB Betting Total: 146
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Big East conference continues as the Xavier Musketeers will travel to Marquette to take on the Golden Eagles. Xavier has split their first two Big East games, while Marquette lost their only conference game so far.
The last time these teams met, Xavier crushed Marquette 89-70. Now Marquette looks to be the better team and Xavier is looking to spoil a great start to the Golden Eagles season.
Xavier dropped their last game to Seton hall, losing by a score of 70-80. Now they travel to a very good Marquette team to try an avoid a two game conference losing streak. A win in this game could give the Musketeers a boost, especially when it comes to qualifying for the tournament in March.
The Musketeers’ offense has been stagnant at times, only scoring about 75 points per game. They do however shoot about 48% from the field, which puts them in the top 40 teams in that department. Look for the Musketeers to rely on their solid shooting to try and steal a win on the road.
The Musketeers have not been terrible defensively, but they have also not shown to be dominate. They allow about 70 points per game, but against Big East opponents their average raises slightly to 72.5.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette took a beating to St. John’s in their conference opener. They now will have the opportunity to come back home and defend their home court against an average Xavier squad. With the Big East being loaded with talented teams, the Golden Eagles do not want to start 0-2 and certainly need this win.
While it is true that Marquette’s offense was poor at St. John’s, they actually average 79 points per game. One of their strengths is knocking down the long ball where they shoot 38.1%. They also rebound the ball very well, averaging 41.1 rebounds per game. Lastly, they shoot free throws very well, coming in at 74.9% as a team. Free throw shooting will be a huge key in what looks to be a close game.
On defense, most of the state categories rank inside the top 100. Most importantly, they allow opponents to shoot 39.7% from the field. This will be huge considering the Musketeers are almost a 50% shooting team.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-2 in XAV last 11 overall.
- Under is 19-7-1 in XAV last 27 road games.
- XAV are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 road games.
Free Xavier Musketeers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles NCAAB Prediction:
Both teams have struggled a bit in conference play, but the Golden Eagles have the better overall team and win their first Big East game at home.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier Musketeers +8
Xavier showed promise in the game against Seton Hall and will manage to cover in a close game with Marquette.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Xavier 68 – Marquette 74
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