Against The Spread Pick
The Golden Eagles are on a bit of a cold streak with back-to-back losses coming into their match-up against Providence at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. For the Friars, they have picked up back-to-back wins over Seton Hall and Georgetown. Marquette has won two of the last three head-to-head meetings, but overall in the last 10, both teams have split those games. Providence was able to escape with a one-point victory in the first meeting this season. The Golden Eagles haven’t been the best team on the road, with a 3-5 record away from home. Marquette was able to cover in both meetings last season. Dunkin’ Donuts Center will be hostile but taking the Golden Eagles to cover 2.5 points is the right move.
Over Under Pick
The Golden Eagles have scored 65 points or more in nine straight games. Providence has been able to put up some solid numbers lately, as they scored over 70 points in their last two games. Marquette came up one-point short in the first meeting this season, as the Friars escaped with an 81-80 victory. They easily combined for an over total as they combined for 161 points. The Golden Eagles have scored at least 76 points in each of the last three head-to-head meetings. So taking an over 141-point total is the right play.