Looking to win big? The Bruins and Golden Eagles face off at 11:30 ET on ESPN2. The Golden Eagles are hosting the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 141.5 points, and the Golden Eagles are favored to win at home against the Bruins.
UCLA BRUINS VS MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles -5.5
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 11:30 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
- Not only will Marquette pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Bruins Find a Way to Win on the Road?
Today, UCLA will be playing Marquette with a record of 3-0. UCLA has won their previous three road games, including one from last year. UCLA’s against the spread (ATS) record heading into today’s game stands at 1-2. Taking into account the previous season, UCLA has gone 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games.
After three games, UCLA has an over/under record of 0-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 124.3 points per game so far. The Bruins’ last five games have culminated with an average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
UCLA’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 78 points against LIU. They had an overall field goal percentage of 55.6% and made 18/25 free throws. Adem Bona led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Aday Mara contributed 14 points for the Bruins.
Coming into today’s game, the UCLA defense is giving up an average of 50.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Marquette, the UCLA defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UCLA made 18 free-throws vs. the Bruins.
Does Marquette Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Marquette remains undefeated at 3-0 after defeating Illinois 71-64 in their previous game. In their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, Marquette has an 8-2 record. As Marquette gets ready to face UCLA, they hold a 2-1 ATS record. Looking back to last season, Marquette is 4-6 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
So far, Marquette’s games have averaged 152.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.7 points. When analyzing the Golden Eagles’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Against Illinois, the Marquette had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 86 points per game. They scored 71 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.5% in the game. For the season, the Marquette offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 58% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 9 made three’s per contest.
The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 67th nationally, allowing an average of 66.3 points per contest. The Marquette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 64 points and allowed Illinois to connect on 11 threes.