Marquette Looking To Finish Off Terrific Season
We have reached the point of the season when making online sports betting picks is getting more difficult. Xavier and Marquette will meet on Saturday night for the Big East Tournament title, and this should be a battle.
Xavier comes into this game having won five straight. The Musketeers blew out the Creighton Bluejays on Friday night to get to the championship game. Marquette won the regular season title in the Big East Conference, and the Golden Eagles have won eight straight.
The college basketball lines for this game have the Marquette Golden Eagles as two-point betting favorites.
Xavier Loves To Play Fast
Momentum matters when betting online in college basketball, and Xavier comes into this game with a ton of confidence. Xavier has scored at least 78 points in each of its last five games, and was lighting it up on Friday night.
Souley Boum leads the team with 17 points per game, and he sets the tone for Xavier at the guard position. Xavier also has a ton of other players that can score, and they will take a ton of shots from the perimeter.
The Musketeers aren’t always a team that plays well on defense, and that is going to be a challenge for them in this matchup.
Marquette Wants To Create Some Chaos
The Marquette Golden Eagles were not expected to be one of the best teams in the Big East Conference, but they have continued to play extremely well. After winning the regular season Big East crown, head coach Shaka Smart said, “We’re very excited about winning the Big East regular season. But we’re not done.”
Marquette wants to win the conference tournament, and the Golden Eagles play a style of basketball that is hard for other teams. The Golden Eagles are scoring 80.4 points per game, and they are also holding teams to just 71 points per game.
Guard Kam Jones leads the team with 15 points per game, but it is Tyler Kolek that really makes this team go. Kolek is one of the best point guards in college basketball, and he is capable of taking over a game.
Xavier vs Marquette Head-to-Head
Looking at the scores and odds from the regular season matchups between Xavier and Marquette can help you make some predictions in this game. Each team was able to win a regular season game, and both games were decided by four points or less.
If you are going to bet on this game, then you should expect that this is going to be a tight battle as well. Keep a close eye on the college basketball odds.
Xavier vs Marquette Game Information
Game: Xavier (25-8) vs Marquette (27-6)
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
Day/Time: Saturday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. ET
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Xavier vs Marquette Betting Lines
Xavier vs Marquette Prediction
The NCAA basketball odds for both teams continue to improve as the season moves along, and this is going to be a battle on Saturday night. Both Xavier and Marquette have been impressive in the Big East Tournament, and each team wants to win the ultimate prize.
Xavier can really shoot the basketball, but they are facing a Marquette team that can win games on both ends of the floor. This is going to be a battle for a full 40 minutes, but it’s going to be Marquette that comes away with the win by a small margin.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Marquette Golden Eagles to win this game and to also cover the 2-point spread (-110).