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Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Connecticut Huskies Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Marquette Golden Eagles (16-7, 8-4 Big East) travel to meet the UConn Huskies (15-6, 6-4) in a Big East conference matchup Tuesday at XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

SCORE PREDICTION

Marquette 73, UConn 69

BEST BETS

Marquette +200 ML at WynnBet

Marquette +6 (-110) at DraftKings

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS. UCONN HUSKIES PREDICTIONS

The Golden Eagles are coming off a dominant performance Wednesday against Villanova, winning 83-73 as 4.5-point underdogs in Milwaukee as the OVER came through. Marquette has won eight of the past nine games overall, while covering nine consecutive outings. The OVER result for the Golden Eagles was a rarity, as the UNDER has connected in each of the previous five outings.

Marquette shot lights out against 'Nova, hitting 54%, to just 38% for the Wildcats. Marquette was sharp from downtown, too, hitting 42% (10-of-24), and they were super efficient at the charity stripe with a 17-of-18 night, or an impressive 94% mark. That made up for the fact the Golden Eagles turned it over 16 times to just 10 for the Wildcats.

UConn has dropped two in a row to Creighton at home and on the road at Villanova Saturday. That's three straight non-covers for the Huskies, too. The good news is that after averaging 56.0 PPG in the two previous games, the UConn offense came alive for 74 in the loss to 'Nova, hitting 50% (26-of-52). Unfortunately for UConn, Villanova was burning it up at 59% (29-of-49) from the field, while cashing in on 21-of-22 (95%) from the free-throw line.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING ODDS

  • Marquette +200
  • UConn -250
  • Marquette +6 (-110)
  • UConn -5.5 (-110)
  • Over 140.5 (-110)
  • Under 141.5 (-110)

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MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big East
  • Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Venue: XL Center
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • TV-Time: FS1 - 6:30 p.m. ET

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 16-7
  • ATS: 15-8
  • O/U: 11-11-1

Not only have the Golden Eagles won eight of the past nine games overall, they're on a perfect 9-0 ATS run dating back to their last non-cover on New Year's Day against Creighton. In the first meeting with UConn in Milwaukee, the Huskies came away with a 78-70 win as 5.5-point favorites as the OVER connected.

The Golden Eagles are 7-0 ATS in the past seven following a straight-up win, and 8-0 ATS in the past eight following a cover. Marquette is also 9-0 ATS in the past nine against teams with a winning overall record, while cashing in six consecutive games on the road.

For totals, the OVER against 'Nova was a rarity. The UNDER is the past six games overall, while going 4-1-1 in the past six on the road. However, the OVER has connected in four of the past five against teams with a winning overall record.

UCONN HUSKIES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 15-6
  • ATS: 10-11
  • O/U: 14-7

Not only have the Huskies lost two in a row, they're 0-3 ATS across the past three games overall to match a season high (or low, really) for futility against the number. Connecticut hasn't failed to cover in four or more straight games since an 0-6 ATS slide from Feb. 7-25, 2018.

For totals, the OVER has hit in seven of the past nine games overall, while going a whopping 24-9 in the previous 33 games at home in the Nutmeg State. The OVER is also 8-3 in the past 11 games against teams with a winning overall record, while going 5-0 in the past five following a straight-up loss.

In this series, the favorite has connected in four straight meetings, with the road team 7-2 ATS in the past nine in the series. Connecticut has won and covered the past three, with the OVER going 4-1 across the past five in the series.


The road team has cashed in seven of the past nine meetings in this series. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES

  • Record: 16-7
  • VI Ranking: 17
  • PS/G: 74.1 (110th)
  • PA/G: 68.9 (181st)
  • ORtg: 102.7 (171st)
  • DRtg: 95.5 (86th)

INSIDE THE STATS - UCONN HUSKIES

  • Record: 15-6
  • VI Ranking: 26
  • PS/G: 78.0 (39th)
  • PA/G: 64.8 (65th)
  • ORtg: 109.5 (44th)
  • DRtg: 91.0 (27th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • MARQ: Justin Lewis - F (16.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.3 BPG)
  • MARQ: Darryl Morsell - G (13.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.1 SPG)
  • CONN: R.J. Cole - G (16.4 PPG, 4.5 APG, 3.9 RPG, 1.5 SPG)
  • CONN: Adama Sanogo - F (14.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 53.2 FG%)

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING CONCLUSION

The Golden Eagles have been red hot, while the Huskies have had a cool period lately. Marquette catching three buckets, even on the road, is a huge value until it starts to cool off. Yes, this game is in Hartford, so UConn will have the advantage of a raucous crowd, but that home-court advantage didn't help them last time at the XL Center against Creighton on Feb. 1.

Yes, UConn did win this game, and look dominant in doing so in Milwaukee back on Dec. 21. So you can look at it one of two ways. The Huskies did it once, they'll do it again. Or, the Golden Eagles have a chip on their shoulder and revenge on their mind, and they roll in easily as the hotter team. That's my thought process, and I'll keep fading the Huskies until they get untracked and start ticking off wins and covers on a regular basis again.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING TRENDS

  • Marquette is 9-0 ATS in past nine games overall.
  • Marquette is 9-0 ATS in past nine vs. winning teams.
  • Marquette is 6-0 ATS in past six road games.
  • Marquette is 8-0 ATS in past eight following a cover.
  • Marquette is 7-0 ATS in past seven following a SU win.
  • UConn is 8-2 ATS in past 10 games played on a Tuesday.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in past six games overall for Marquette.
  • The UNDER is 4-1-1 in past six road games for Marquette.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in past five following a SU win for Marquette.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in past five vs. winning teams for Marquette.
  • The OVER is 7-2 in past nine games overall for UConn.
  • The OVER is 24-9 in past 33 home games for UConn.
  • The OVER is 8-3 in past 11 vs. winning teams for UConn.
  • The favorite is 4-0 ATS in past four meetings.
  • The road team is 7-2 ATS in past nine meetings.
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