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Connecticut vs Marquette Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Huskies vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Connecticut Huskies at Marquette Golden Eagles
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Connecticut -2.5, UCONN -146 | MARQ +120 O/U 147.0

Huskies Preview:

Connecticut will take the floor against the Golden Eagles with an overall record of 15-2. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 4-2. This season, Connecticut has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 14-2. For today’s contest, Connecticut has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.88 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 6.88 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.7% of his shots and is adding 3.4 boards per game.

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On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Golden Eagles Preview:

The Marquette Golden Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 13-4. So far this season, Marquette has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-1. For the season, Marquette has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Eagles being +2.5 point underdogs.

Marquette will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Jones who is averaging 16.12 points per game for the Golden Eagles. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Olivier-Maxence Prosper who has hit 57.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.53 points per game.

On offense, Marquette is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.75% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Connecticut Huskies -2.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Connecticut Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Connecticut as a team is just 257th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Golden Eagles’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.

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