Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2) vs Texas Longhorns (6-1)
2023-12-06 20:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Marquette Golden Eagles -8 -- Over/Under: 145
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The Texas Longhorns and Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Fiserv Forum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Texas vs Marquette prediction.
Texas Has Chance to Pick up Marquee Win
Texas has a chance in this game to pick up a marquee win, and this is a really big early season test. Three games ago against UConn, Texas faced off against UConn and the defense really struggled giving up 81 points. In the last game against Texas State, Texas scored 77 points and they ended up winning by 19 points. Texas on the season is averaging 81.3 points while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 63rd and they need to run up the score here.
How Does Marquette Bounce Back?
Marquette have to be really disappointed after the way they played in the last game against Wisconsin. Marquette only scored 64 points and they ended up losing by 11 points. Two games ago against Southern, Marquette scored 93 points and they need to get the offense back on the right track. Marquette on the season is averaging 79.3 points while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. Guard Kam Jones is averaging 16.4 points while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from behind the three point line. Marquette is 6-2 in the Big East, where Xavier and DePaul are the only teams below .500.
Texas vs Marquette prediction
The way Marquette played in the last game is a big concern. The offense only scored 64 points and Texas is going to play good defense here. Even when Texas lost a few games ago against UConn the offense did score 71 points and they are going to find the success scoring here. Marquette’s offense isn’t going to be elite and that is going to be the difference as Texas is going to get the job done here. Back Texas against the spread here.