Xavier Musketeers at Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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The Xavier Musketeers (12-5, 1-3 Big East) will be at Fiserv Forum to meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (11-5, 1-3 Big East) in a Big East matchup. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Xavier Musketeers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Golden Eagles fell to the Seton Hall Pirates, 69-55, while the Musketeers were defeated by the Creighton Bluejays, 77-65.

Xavier had a turnover percentage of 9.9 (better than their season average of 17.5) while Marquette had a better effective field goal percentage (0.423 vs. 0.491). Marquette’s Markus Howard had a good outing, recording 27 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Naji Marshall was a key piece for Xavier with 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

The Golden Eagles dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent game, Marquette won 87-82. The Golden Eagles’ 11.9 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Musketeers, who had a mark of 12.9. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Marquette figures to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Golden Eagles currently rank 29th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.442), while Xavier is 221st in effective field goal percentage (0.491).

Xavier at Marquette Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Marquette, ATS Winner – Xavier, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Marquette ranks 29th in rebounds per game (40.2) while Xavier ranks 158th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
  • The Musketeers average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 67th in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles rank 96th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • Marquette averages 24.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. Xavier ranks 87th in three pointers allowed per game (20.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (0.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (3.1 above their season average).
  • The Musketeers have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Xavier has defeated opponents by an average of 6.2 points.