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Wisconsin vs Marquette Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Badgers vs Golden Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wisconsin Badgers at Marquette Golden Eagles
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Wisconsin +5.5, WISC +197 | MARQ -250 O/U 136.0

Badgers Preview:

Wisconsin will take the floor against the Golden Eagles with an overall record of 5-2. On the road, the Badgers will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 1-1. So far, the Badgers have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Tyler Wahl comes into today’s game as the Badgers’ leading scorer at 14.43 points per contest. Not only has Wahl been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Wisconsin’s top rebounder at 7.14 boards per contest. Behind Wahl, the team has benefited from the strong play of Chucky Hepburn who is second on the team in scoring at 11.57 points per game. Overall, he has hit 33.3% of his shots and is adding 3.57 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wisconsin this season, as they are currently ranked 219th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Badgers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 410th in the NCAA.

Golden Eagles Preview:

Marquette will take the floor against the Badgers with an overall record of 6-2. Currently, the Golden Eagles have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Golden Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Marquette has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.

Marquette’s leading scorer this season is Olivier-Maxence Prosper who is averaging 14.12 points per contest. So far, Prosper has accounted for 17.17% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.38 rebounds per game and 0.62 assists. Kam Jones is the second leading scorer for the Golden Eagles, averaging 14.12 points per game. Between him and Jones, they are accounting for 34.3% of the team’s scoring.

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 8 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: Wisconsin Badgers +5.5

Our betting model for this contest between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Marquette Golden Eagles has identified Wisconsin at +5.5 as today’s best bet. Although the Badgers are the betting underdogs, we like how they have been performing vs the spread at away. Over the school’s last 10 road games, they have a record of 7-3 vs the spread. Although Marquette has shot well from behind the arc this season, look for the Badgers’ defense to put the clamps down with their 3-point defense. Our recommendation is to jump on Wisconsin to cover as +5.5 point road underdogs.

 


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