Wisconsin Badgers (5-2) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (6-1)
2023-12-02 12:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and Wisconsin Badgers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Kohl Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Marquette vs Wisconsin prediction.
Another Early Season Test For Marquette
Marquette has been tested to start the season and they have had only one slipup against Purdue. This is a Marquette squad that has beaten Kansas, UCLA, and Illinois already. In the last game against Southern, the offense scored 93 points and that led to the blowout victory. It was a balanced attack for Marquette with five different players putting up at least 10 points. Tyler Koleck finished with 16 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Marquette on the season is averaging 81.4 points while their defense is giving up 65.9 points per game.
Can Wisconsin Pick up a Big Win?
Wisconsin already has two losses, but they can sure make a statement if they pick up a victory in this game. In the last game against Western Illinois, the offense scored 71 points and the defense gave up only 49 points. Steven Crowl had a strong game putting up 13 points and 11 rebounds. Wisconsin on the season is averaging 73.9 points while their defense is giving up 63.9 points per game. The defense is ranked 45th and is the strength. In this game, the defense is going to need to step up here.
Marquette vs Wisconsin Betting Prediction
Marquette is going to have little issues getting the job done here. Marquette is a strong offensive team, and I am still not sold on this Wisconsin offense being all that good. In the last game, Marquette put up 93 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Wisconsin is going to have no chance at keeping up, and it will be Marquette that gets the job done. Back Marquette against the spread.