College Basketball Picks Villanova Vs Marquette Point Spreads
NCAA Basketball Odds – Marquette Golden Eagles to be Tested by Villanova Wildcats
Written by North Shore Sports, Inc.
The NCAA basketball odds for this week are posted at Bookmaker Sportsbook, and today, we’re taking a look at this tilt between teams in the Big East, as the Villanova Wildcats and the Marquette Golden Eagles get it on.
The Villanova Wildcats (7-6, 1-9 ATS) and the Marquette Golden Eagles (11-1, 3-5-1 ATS) are set to do battle on Sunday, January 1, 2012 from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. We’re breaking down the NCAA basketball odds for this clash, which can be seen on ESPNU starting at 1:00 ET.
The common thought in this one would be to take the red hot 11-1 Golden Eagles, who are probably going to be challenging for the Big East title this season. Assuming that they are able to dispatch the Vanderbilt Commodores at home without much fuss on Thursday night, they will be a 12-1 team that has some big time wins against big time programs. This is the Big East schedule though, and Villanova isn’t going to get its doors blown off every single night like it did in the opener against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The key to beating the NCAA basketball betting odds for the Cats is going to be getting some more production out of their backcourt. We know that Mouphtaou Yarou is going to approach his double-double virtually every single game, and he is going to be a force defensively as well, but Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek really need to step it up. They are both only shooting right around 40 percent from the floor for the season, and though they are averaging a combined 29.8 points per game, that has really failed in comparison to what some of the starting backcourts for head coach Jay Wright have been able to do in recent years.
Marquette has a nicely balanced side that has been competitive on the NCAA basketball wagering odds against virtually every team that it has run across this year. Six different players are averaging at least 7.6 points per game, and that is generally a good equation for victories, especially when you have stars like Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder that you know are going to get you points in the big time situations when you really need them.
Teams are only shooting 37.4 percent from the floor against the Golden Eagles this year as well, and that is good for #17 in the country. Keeping that up in Big East play will lead to a heck of a lot of victories, especially here at home.
NCAA Basketball Odds Prediction – After watching Nova get dumped by 14 by the Mountaineers on Wednesday night, we wouldn’t be shocked to see it catching 12 or 13 points in this game. Simply put, that is just too much. We know that the Wildcats are down this year, but they have the talent to hang with a lot of teams in the Big East. This isn’t an exception. Ignore that ugly 1-9 ATS mark on Sunday and snag the points!
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