Betting on today’s Golden Eagles and Wildcats game? Catch the action at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA, as the Wildcats hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FS1. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 143.5 points, and Villanova is favored by -1.5 to win at home against Marquette.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Villanova Wildcats -1.5

This game will be played at Finneran Pavilion at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Villanova pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Golden Eagles Grab a Win on the Road?

Marquette enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have been the underdog in four of their 20 games this season. They have gone 3-1 in those games, and they have a 15-5 overall record.

On the road, the Golden Eagles are 3-3 this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -1.3 points per game.

Marquette’s ATS record this season is currently 10-9-1, and they are 3-0-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles are 7-2-1 ATS.

Marquette’s over/under record for the season is 7-13, and the average scoring total in their games is 145.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (148.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

In their most recent game, the Golden Eagles’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.5 points per game. Oso Ighodaro is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tyler Kolek brings a PPG average of 14.2 into the game.

At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 85th in the country, permitting 67.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Seton Hall, the Pirates finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 57 points vs. Marquette.

Taking a Look at the Wildcats Chances at Home

After losing four straight games, Villanova will look to get back on track against Marquette. The Wildcats are 11-9 overall, including a 8-4 record at home. They are 9-5 as the favorite this season.

Villanova is coming off an 88-81 loss to Butler. Over their last 10 games at home, the Wildcats have gone 6-4. On the season, they have an average scoring margin of +9.2 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, Villanova has gone 7-7 vs. the spread. At home, the Wildcats are 7-5 ATS this year and 6-4 in their last 10 as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Villanova’s games this season (139.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 139 points.

Villanova recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 81 points against Butler. This output exceeded their season average of 72.9 points per game. The top scorer for the Wildcats was Eric Dixon with 28 points, while TJ Bamba also chipped in with 14 points.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 85th in the country, permitting 67.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Butler, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 88 points vs. Villanova.