Betting on today’s Golden Eagles and Huskies game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Huskies hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on FOX. The odds for this Big East conference game currently have Connecticut as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS CONNECTICUT HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles +8.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 6:30 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Connecticut winning straight-up, we like Marquette at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Golden Eagles Grab a Win in New York?

Marquette has been the underdog in eight games this season, going 4-4 in those contests. The Golden Eagles are 23-8 overall, including a 16-6 mark in Big East action.

On the road, Marquette has gone 7-5 this season, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home. In their most recent game, the Golden Eagles defeated Providence by a score of 79-68.

Marquette’s ATS record this season is 20-12-1, including a mark of 6-6 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-3-1. However, they have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 3 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette games is 15-18. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (149). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 149 points.

The Marquette offense is coming off a game in which they scored 79 points vs. Providence. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.6% while connecting on 8 threes. On the offensive front, the Golden Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 51st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 73rd in terms of percentage and 47th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 102nd, allowing 69.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Providence, the Friars finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 68 points vs. Marquette.

Do the Huskies Stand a Chance at Home?

With a perfect 21-0 record at home this season, the Connecticut Huskies will look to extend their win streak to 22 games at home when they face the Marquette Golden Eagles. Connecticut is 31-2 this season when favored, and they have gone 10-0 in their last 10 games at home.

On the other hand, Marquette has gone 10-3 on the road this season, and they have a road average margin of +7.2. The Huskies’ average margin at home this season is +22.7, and they have gone 5-0 in their last five games at home.

Against the spread, UConn is 20-13-1 this season. At home, the Huskies are 12-9 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, UConn is 8-2 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Connecticut’s games this season (145.3). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 155 points.

Connecticut’s offense had a good outing, putting up 95 points against St. John’s. They achieved a 57.4% field goal percentage and went 22/24 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Tristen Newton, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.2, while Cam Spencer also carries a PPG average of 14.8 into the game.

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 22nd in the country, permitting 65.4 points per game. Against St. John’s in their most recent game, the Connecticut defense gave up a total of 90 points while allowing St. John’s to hit 57% of their shots.