7* Saturday CBB PITT/MARQ
Pittsburgh vs. Marquette,
02/16/2013 13:00 EDT,
Score: 69 - 79
Point Spread: +2/-108 Marquette
Buzz Williams has done a really good job with the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball program.
This is now a proud program that is tough to beat at home. Marquette is unbeaten at home so far this year.
Granted, they haven't played teams quite as good as Pittsburgh, but they have taken care of business in a big way. 13-0 is no small feat.
Pittsburgh has been up and down this year. The Panthers looked pretty bad at times earlier this year, but they have played better of late.
Still, Pittsburgh doesn't have anyone dominating on their roster, and Marquette can really play solid defense.
The Panthers are often forced into bad shots late in the shot clock against strong defenses, and that should happen here.
Remember, Marquette actually beat Pittsburgh 74-67 in overtime at Pittsburgh earlier this season.
The style of game that both these teams play generally lends itself to a close game. In what should be a close game, I like taking the home team, especially when I get points.
The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two. Take Marquette.
7* Play on Marquette +2