Xavier vs. Marquette Prediction Musketeers Take Big East
- Mar 11, 2023, 10:00:56 PM
The Big East Championship game will be played between the No. 15 Xavier Musketeers and the No. 6 Marquette Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles are the favorites with a -2 point spread, but will their offensive prowess be enough to take down the Musketeers? In this article, we'll analyze both teams and provide a prediction for the game.
Xavier Musketeers (25-8, 15-5 Big East)
Xavier has had a strong season, with a 15-5 record in the Big East. They have an impressive defense, holding opponents to 44.6% shooting and allowing just 74.3 points per game. Xavier's top performer, Souley Boum, is averaging 17 points and 4.5 assists per game, and Colby Jones is averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games. In their last 10 games, the Musketeers are averaging 80.1 points per game while shooting 49.7% from the field.
Marquette Golden Eagles (27-6, 17-3 Big East)
The Marquette Golden Eagles have had a strong season as well, with a 17-3 record in the Big East. They are fourth in college basketball with 39.6 points in the paint, led by Oso Ighodaro's 9.7 points per game. Tyler Kolek is also a top performer, averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games. In their last 10 games, the Golden Eagles are averaging 76.3 points per game while shooting 46.7% from the field.
The Golden Eagles are favored by 2 points, with an over/under of 154.5. The public is split on this game, with 51% of bets on Xavier and 49% on Marquette. The line has moved slightly in favor of Xavier, with the opening line at +2.5 for the Musketeers.
Public Betting Data:
Public betting data shows that the majority of bets are on the underdog, Xavier, with 51% of bets in their favor. This suggests that bettors believe Xavier has a good chance of covering the spread or even pulling off an upset.
In this game, we're taking the Xavier Musketeers to cover the spread and potentially win outright. Marquette's strong offense will be challenged by Xavier's impressive defense, which has been a key factor in their success this season. Look for Xavier's top performers, Souley Boum and Colby Jones, to lead the way on offense and help the Musketeers secure the Big East Championship.
Pick : Xaver +2