Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Huskies and Golden Eagles. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on FS1, and it's hosted by the Golden Eagles at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI. Get ready to place your bets! Connecticut is favored by -5.5 in this Big East conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 152 points.

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles +5.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 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 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Connecticut Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Connecticut comes into this game with a record of 26-3, including a 16-2 mark in Big East play. They have won two straight games and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

On the season, the Huskies have been dominant at home, going a perfect 18-0, compared to their 8-3 record on the road. They have been favored in 28 of their 29 games this season, going 26-2 as the favorite.

Connecticut has an ATS record of 17-11-1 this season and they are 6-4-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 152 is higher than the average over/under line in Connecticut's games this season (144.8). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

The Connecticut offense is coming off a game where they scored 91 points against Seton Hall. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.9% and connected on 6 threes. The team's top scorer is Tristen Newton, who enters today's matchup with an average of 15.3, while Cam Spencer also carries a PPG average of 14.8 into the game.

So far, the Huskies' defense is ranked 16th in the country at 64.0 points per contest. In today's game vs. Marquette, the Connecticut defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Connecticut made 19 free-throws vs. the Huskies.

Will the Golden Eagles Defense Show Up at Home?

Marquette enters this game with a 22-7 overall record, including a 16-2 mark at home. They are coming off a loss to Creighton by a score of 89-75. Over their last ten games at home, the Golden Eagles have gone 9-1.

On the season, Marquette has been the underdog in seven games, going 4-3. They have gone 18-4 when favored. So far, Marquette has played 29 games, going 13-5 in Big East action and 9-2 in non-conference play.

Marquette has been a solid bet at home this season, going 12-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles have a mark of 6-3-1.

This season, the over/under record for Marquette is 12-17 and today's line of 152 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (149.4). So far, 16 of their games have finished with less than 152 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 158 points scored in those matchups.

The Golden Eagles' offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 79.4 points per contest. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Kam Jones with 23 points, while David Joplin also chipped in with 21 points.

The Golden Eagles' defense is presently ranked 101st nationally, allowing an average of 69.3 points per contest. Marquette's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Creighton offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 89 points.