The Marquette Golden Eagles (13-4, 5-1 Big East) will try to build on a four-game home winning run when hosting the UConn Huskies (15-2, 4-2 Big East) on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Fiserv Forum, airing at 7:00 PM ET.
The Huskies are currently moderate 2.5-point favorites over the Golden Eagles. A 147.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
UConn vs. Marquette Odds
Point Spread for UConn vs. Marquette
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UConn as the favorite.
UConn vs. Marquette Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UConn has -145 odds to pick up the win, while Marquette is listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 147.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
UConn vs. Marquette Betting Trends
In the UConn’s 16 games this year, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Huskies have been favorites in 13 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (84.6%) in those contests. UConn has eclipsed the over/under in 58.8% of its opportunities this year (10 times over 17 games with a set point total).
Marquette has played 17 games, with 12 wins, against the spread. The Golden Eagles have put together a 2-2 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Marquette’s games this season have gone over the total in 10 of 17 opportunities (58.8%).
UConn vs. Marquette Key Players to Watch
Adama Sanogo leads his team in both points (17.9) and rebounds (6.9) per game, and also puts up 1.2 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.6 blocked shots. Tristen Newton puts up 9.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, shooting 34.5% from the field and 35.7% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game. Donovan Clingan averages 8.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.5 steals and 2 blocked shots. Jordan Hawkins averages 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 39.7% from the field and 39.3% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game.
Oso Ighodaro is the Golden Eagles’ top rebounder (6.5 per game), and he produces 11.5 points and 3.3 assists. Tyler Kolek is averaging a team-high 8 assists per contest. He’s also delivering 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, hitting 44.7% of his shots from the field. Kam Jones is No. 1 on the Golden Eagles in scoring (16.1 points per game), and puts up 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. The Golden Eagles get 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game from Olivier-Maxence Prosper.
What you need to know about the UConn Huskies
The Huskies have been lifted by their defense, as they rank 24th-best in the country by allowing only 61.4 points per game. They rank 31st in college basketball in points scored (80.2 per contest). UConn ranks 43rd in the nation with 35.8 boards per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 35th with 28.1 rebounds allowed per contest.
In home games, the Huskies are averaging 15.8 more points per game (85.1) than they are on the road (69.3). UConn ranks 22nd-best in college basketball by draining 9.5 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 93rd in college basketball at 35.7%. The Huskies are dominating when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank best in college basketball in three-pointers allowed (3.9 per game) and seventh-best in three-point percentage allowed (27.2%).
The Huskies have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their last 10 contests. UConn has gone over the total in five of its last 10 outings. UConn has seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 76.3 points per game in its last 10 outings, 3.9 points fewer than the 80.2 it has scored this season. The last 10 games have seen UConn give up 1.9 more points per game (63.3) than its season-long average (61.4).
What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles
On offense, the Golden Eagles are the 13th-best squad in college basketball (83.1 points per game). Defensively, they are 237th (71 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Marquette is 307th in college basketball in rebounds (29.5 per game) and 271st in rebounds conceded (32.7).
At home, the Golden Eagles average 86.3 points per game. On the road, they score 82.2. Marquette makes 9 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 44th and 113th, respectively, in the country. In 2022-23, the Golden Eagles are 259th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.8 per game) and 258th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.8%).
The Golden Eagles have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Marquette has hit the over seven times. Marquette has fared better offensively over its past 10 games, averaging 85.1 points per contest, two more than its season average of 83.1. The Golden Eagles have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, surrendering 74.6 points per contest, 3.6 more points their than season average of 71.
UConn vs. Marquette Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is UConn, and we predict that Marquette will cover the spread (UConn -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 147.5 points.
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