Marquette College Basketball Betting Line Vs. Villanova – February 1, 2023

Posted on February 1, 2023

The Marquette Golden Eagles (17-5, 9-2 Big East) will attempt to build on a three-game winning run when hosting the Villanova Wildcats (10-11, 4-6 Big East) on February 1, 2023 at Fiserv Forum.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Golden Eagles and the Wildcats features the Golden Eagles as solid 6.5-point favorites. A 145.5-point total has been set for the matchup.

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Marquette Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Villanova

  • When: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • How to Watch on TV: FS1
  • Spread Favorite: Marquette -6.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Marquette -287
  • Moneyline Underdog: Villanova +227
  • Over/Under: 145.5 points

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Marquette Betting Trends

  • The Golden Eagles have won 15 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover seven times.
  • Marquette has been favored by 6.5 points or more 10 times this season, and covered the spread in seven of those contests.
  • The Golden Eagles have been victorious in 14, or 93.3%, of the 15 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Marquette has yet to enter a game this year with shorter moneyline odds than -287.
  • So far this season, 13 out of the Golden Eagles’ 22 games have hit the over.
  • Marquette’s games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 145.5 points 15 times.
  • The average total in Golden Eagles contests this year is 153.5, 8.0 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Marquette Top Performers

Kam Jones 22 16.0 3.5 2.2 1.6 0.2 2.8
Olivier Prosper 22 14.0 4.8 0.6 1.0 0.2 1.0
Oso Ighodaro 22 12.1 6.2 3.4 1.1 1.8 0.0
Tyler Kolek 22 10.8 4.3 7.8 1.7 0.2 1.1
David Joplin 22 10.5 3.3 0.8 0.4 0.4 2.0

Marquette Season Stats

  • Marquette averages 82.6 points per game (14th in college basketball) while giving up 70.9 per contest (223rd in college basketball). It has a +257 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 11.7 points per game.
  • The Golden Eagles average 30.4 rebounds per game (318th in college basketball) while conceding 34.0 per contest to their opponents. They are outrebounded by 3.6 boards per game.
  • The Golden Eagles’ offense has been more effective in Big East games this season, averaging 83.0 points per contest, compared to their overall average of 82.6 PPG.
  • Marquette’s defense has been worse in Big East matchups this season, allowing 73.4 points per contest, compared to its overall average of 70.9 PPG allowed.
  • With 8.9 treys per game in Big East matchups this year, the Golden Eagles are draining 0.1 fewer threes per game in conference games compared to their season average (9.0 per game). However, they are making a higher percentage of their shots from deep in conference games (36.7%) than overall (35.4%).
  • Marquette puts up 85.7 points per game in home games, compared to 81.3 points per game on the road, a difference of 4.4 points per contest.
  • In 2022-23, the Golden Eagles are surrendering 70.6 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are allowing 74.4.

Marquette Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/11/2023 UConn W 82-76 Home +2.5
1/15/2023 Xavier L 80-76 Away +3
1/18/2023 Providence W 83-75 Home -7.5
1/21/2023 Seton Hall W 74-53 Away -1.5
1/28/2023 DePaul W 89-69 Away -9.5
2/1/2023 Villanova Home -6.5
2/4/2023 Butler Home
2/7/2023 UConn Away
2/11/2023 Georgetown Away
2/15/2023 Xavier Home
2/21/2023 Creighton Away

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Villanova Betting Trends

  • Villanova has put together a 7-14-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Wildcats have been an underdog by 6.5 points or more two times this year, and covered the spread both times.
  • Villanova has been underdogs in four games this season and won one (25%) of those contests.
  • The Wildcats have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +227 odds on them winning this game.
  • In Villanova’s 21 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 11 times.
  • The Wildcats have played six games this season that ended with a combined score higher than 145.5 points.
  • The average total for Villanova’s games this season is 138.9 points, 6.6 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Villanova Top Performers

Caleb Daniels 21 16.3 4.6 3.0 1.0 0.1 2.4
Eric Dixon 21 15.7 6.5 1.2 0.5 0.5 1.1
Cam Whitmore 14 13.1 5.4 0.7 1.6 0.2 1.6
Brandon Slater 21 11.0 5.0 1.5 0.9 0.4 1.1
Jordan Longino 15 6.7 2.1 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.9

Villanova Season Stats

  • The Wildcats are outscoring opponents by 1.9 points per game, with a +41 scoring differential overall. They put up 70.4 points per game (209th in college basketball) and give up 68.5 per outing (159th in college basketball).
  • Villanova falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.1 boards. It records 30.0 rebounds per game (329th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 31.1.
  • In 2022-23, the Wildcats have scored 69.8 points per game in Big East play, and 70.4 overall.
  • Villanova has conceded 1.1 more points per game in Big East games (69.6) than overall (68.5).
  • In Big East play, the Wildcats sink fewer treys (7.7 per game) than they do overall (8.6), and their percentage from downtown (31.7%) is lower than for the whole season (33.0%).
  • In 2022-23 Villanova is scoring 4.6 more points per game at home (71.9) than on the road (67.3).
  • At home, the Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game. On the road, they give up 67.4.

Villanova Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
1/10/2023 DePaul L 75-65 Away -6.5
1/13/2023 Butler L 79-71 Away -3
1/16/2023 Georgetown W 77-73 Home -13.5
1/20/2023 St. John’s (NY) W 57-49 Away +4
1/29/2023 Providence L 70-65 Home +1
2/1/2023 Marquette Away +6.5
2/4/2023 Creighton Away
2/8/2023 DePaul Home
2/11/2023 Seton Hall Home
2/14/2023 Butler Home
2/18/2023 Providence Away

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