Last Updated Feb 02, 2022, 6:23 PM

Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Villanova Wildcats (16-5, 9-2 Big East) travels to meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (15-7, 7-4) for a Big East matchup on Wednesday night at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

SCORE PREDICTION

Marquette 71, Villanova 67

BEST BETS

Marquette +165 at BetMGM

Marquette +4.5 (-110) at DraftKings

Over 132.5 (-110) at PointsBet

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS. MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES PREDICTIONS

The Wildcats have picked up three consecutive victories dating back to Jan. 19, a loss to Marquette at Finneran Pavilion in Villanova. The Golden Eagles won that one outright as a 13.5-point underdog, cashing on the money line from +600 to +750 depending upon the shop.

Last time out in a 73-62 win against St. John's, the Wildcats hit 44% (21-of-48) from the field, while going an impressive 48% (11-of-23) from behind the 3-point line and 83% (20-of-24) from the free-throw line. The Wildcats turned it over just 10 times, while getting outrebounded by the Johnnies at a 33-to-31 clip. Leading scorer Connor Gillespie was his usual steady self, going for a team-high 17 points, including three triples.

Marquette suffered a 65-63 loss at Providence on Sunday, snapping a seven-game win streak. Despite the loss, the Golden Eagles still managed to cover for the eighth consecutive outing in the loss to the Friars. The Golden Eagles ended up just 42% (23-of-55) from the field, including a dismal 26% (5-of-19) from behind the arc. Marquette turned it over just nine times, but they were outrebounded 35-24.

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS. MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING ODDS

  • Villanova -180
  • Marquette +165
  • Villanova -4 (-110)
  • Marquette +4.5 (-110)
  • Over 132.5 (-110)
  • Under 133.5 (-110)

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VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS. MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big East
  • Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV-Time: FS1 - 10:00 p.m. ET

VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-5
  • ATS: 12-9
  • O/U: 9-12

The Wildcats have registered three consecutive victories since that setback to the Golden Eagles at home, and they're just 1-3 ATS across the past four games overall. That ATS slide follows up a 6-0 ATS run from Dec. 21-Jan. 16. The UNDER has cashed in three of the past four games for Marquette, too.

Villanova is 7-3 ATS in the past 10 games overall, while going 7-2 ATS in the past nine outings against teams with a winning overall record. The Wildcats have also cashed in 13 of the past 19 games as a favorite, while going 6-2 ATS in the past eight after a straight-up win.

For totals, the UNDER is 11-5 in the past 16 games overall while going 5-1 in the past six outings against teams with a winning overall mark. On the flip side, the OVER is 4-0 in the past four as a road favorite, while going 4-1 in the past five on the road.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 15-7
  • ATS: 14-8
  • O/U: 10-11-1

The Golden Eagles have cashed in eight straight games, including the first meeting against the Wildcats. The Golden Eagles are 6-0 ATS in the past six games as an underdog, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four games at home. The Golden Eagles are also 8-0 ATS in the past eight against teams with a winning overall mark.

For totals, the UNDER is 5-0 in the past five games overall, while going 5-0 in the past five as an underdog. The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven against teams with a winning overall record, while going 7-2 in the past nine as a home 'dog.


Villanova is 13-6 ATS in the past 19 games as a favorite. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - VILLANOVA WILDCATS

  • Record: 16-5
  • VI Ranking: 13
  • PS/G: 72.5 (157th)
  • PA/G: 60.1 (15th)
  • ORtg: 113.8 (15th)
  • DRtg: 94.4 (73rd)

INSIDE THE STATS - MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES

  • Record: 15-7
  • VI Ranking: 26
  • PS/G: 73.7 (130th)
  • PA/G: 68.7 (178th)
  • ORtg: 102.1 (184th)
  • DRtg: 95.2 (87th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • NOVA: Connor Gillespie - G (17.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.2 SPG, 43.1 3P%)
  • NOVA: Jermaine Samuels - F (10.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.4 APG, 44.7 FG%)
  • MARQ: Justin Lewis - F (16.5 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.3 SPG)
  • MARQ: Darryl Morsell - G (13.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.1 SPG, 37.9 3P%)

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS. MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING CONCLUSION

The Wildcats are vying for the top spot in the Big East, but one of their two conference losses were against the red-hot Golden Eagles in Philadelphia. Now, Marquette gets 'Nova on its home hardwood. Marquette might not be the best team on the floor, but they're definitely hottest team heading into the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, and playing the Golden Eagles definitely provides the best value.

I think that the Wildcats will definitely make them work for it, but Villanova hit just 38% (22-of-58) in the first meeting against Marquette, and the perimeter defense was even better. The Golden Eagles defense has been on fire lately, allowing 65 or fewer points in each of the past four outings, with Marquette hitting the UNDER in five straight outings. While I think the OVER hits in this one, look for more of the same in this one from the Marquette defense.

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS. MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING TRENDS

  • Villanova is 7-3 ATS in the past 10 games overall.
  • Villanova is 13-6 ATS in the past 19 as a favorite.
  • Villanova is 7-2 ATS in the past nine vs. winning teams.
  • Marquette is 8-0 ATS in the past eight games overall.
  • Marquette is 4-0 ATS in the past four home games.
  • Marquette is 6-0 ATS in the past six as an underdog.
  • Marquette is 8-0 ATS in the past eight vs. winning teams.
  • The UNDER is 11-5 in the past 16 games for Villanova.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five road games for Villanova.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the past four as a road fave for Villanova.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six vs. winning teams for Villanova.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the past five games for Marquette.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the past five as a 'dog for Marquette.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the past nine as a home 'dog for Marquette.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven vs. winning teams for Marquette.
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