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UConn vs Marquette Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Ranked Teams Fight To Stay Atop Big East

Marquette Back in the National Polls

Both teams are averaging more than 80 points per game, which could make this an entertaining affair.

Marquette is ranked eighth and UConn 11th nationally in assists per game.

Tyrese Martin #4 of the Connecticut Huskies
Tyrese Martin #4 of the Connecticut Huskies | Elsa/getty images/afp

While UConn has been the better defensive team this season, Marquette ranks in the top 10 in steals per game.

Marquette was outrebounded by 15 in its lone Big East loss of the season and now one has to wonder how it will match up with UConn inside. Over the last three games, both teams were 18 of 55 from 3-point range, but UConn has been relying on the 3-pointer more this season.

Marquette is 9-1 at home, while UConn is 2-2 on the road, with the Huskies having dropped their last two away games.

UConn dropped two spots in both national polls this week. The Huskies are sixth in the Associated Press poll and seventh in the coaches poll. Marquette entered the rankings as the Golden Eagles are now 23rd in the coaches poll and 25th in the AP Top 25 ranking.

According to the college basketball odds, UConn (+1200) has the third-best odds to win the national title. Marquette (+6600) is tied in 22nd.

Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports, and college basketball lines for UConn vs Marquette. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.

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Feeling Right at Home

Adama Sanogo has emerged as one of the country’s best big men, helping UConn rise as high as No. 2 in the national polls.

One of the more intriguing aspects of Sanogo’s season is that he is putting up better numbers on the road than at home. He is averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 59% in the six road contests.

In road losses to Providence and Xavier, Sanogo had a total of 29 points and 13 rebounds. More will be expected from him going into this matchup. The last time he faced Marquette, he had 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting and 15 rebounds in UConn’s 80-72 victory.

UConn has covered against the Las Vegas odds in just one of its last five games but is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings with Marquette.

Taking the Next Step

A season ago, Kam Jones was a freshman who averaged 7.4 points on 41.5% shooting in 18.5 minutes per game, mostly off the bench. Clemson transfer Olivier-Maxence Prosper put up 6.6 points in 20.7 minutes.

Jones averaged 16.1 points while connecting on 48.6% of his field-goal attempts to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Prosper’s numbers have jumped to 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.

Prosper had 29 points as Marquette opened 2023 with a 96-85 win over St. John’s, with Jones finishing with 17 points in 24 minutes against Georgetown. Sophomore guard Tyler Kolek had 15 assists in the win against the Hoyas.

The college basketball linestotal has gone over in four of Marquette’s last five games.

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UConn vs Marquette Head-to-Head

UConn has won the last four meetings with Marquette since the teams became conference rivals again. Both games last season were decided by eight points, while the last three finished over the total.

This is the fifth game in a row where UConn is favored against the Golden Eagles.

UConn vs Marquette Game Information

  • Game: UConn (15-2, 4-2 Big East) vs Marquette (13-4, 5-1)
  • Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:00 p.m. ET
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UConn vs Marquette Betting Lines

UConn vs Marquette Picks & Prediction

This is a huge early-season game in the Big East, with Marquette and UConn trying to stay within striking range of Providence and Xavier. UConn was -8 in turnovers the last time meeting Marquette but still came out with the win. It will be hard to repeat that feat if the Huskies have ball-security issues in this matchup.

UConn is 14-2 when listed as the favorite, while Marquette has split the four games as an underdog. The teams are a combined 23-10-1 ATS.

The Huskies are just 2-2 ATS on the road, while Marquette has covered six of its 10 home games.

UConn is listed at -145 in our Las Vegas college basketball lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Huskies, you have a chance to win $69. Marquette is +125, offering a chance to win $125 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives UConn a 59.18% chance to win, with Marquette at 44.44%.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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