A couple of bubble teams square off on Wednesday, Feb. 26, when Georgetown heads to Milwaukee to battle Marquette. The Hoyas sit on 12 losses. Another assures they end up at home for the NCAA Tournament. Marquette has 9 losses. They’ve dropped 2 in a row, though, which means like the Hoyas, the Eagles can’t afford another devastating “L”. Which team comes up big on Wednesday night? Check out college basketball odds, analysis, and a free pick for Georgetown vs Marquette!
Georgetown vs Marquette NCAAB Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: FS1
- ATS Odds: Marquette -8 / Over/Under Total: 151 ½
Why Georgetown Hoyas are a good bet +8
Georgetown doesn’t play well on the road. That is, they don’t play well in away games unless it’s against Marquette. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Hoyas head into this matchup having lost 2 in a row SU and ATS. They’re due for a bounce back. Georgetown has 8 points to work with here. That could be enough points for a cover.
- Points/G: 75.8
- Field Goal %: 44.1
- 3-Point %: 34.5
- Free Throw %: 77.6
- Rebounds/G: 35.4
- Points/G: 72.9
- Field Goal %: 42.6
- 3-Point %: 35.4
- Free Throw %: 72.5
- Rebounds/G: 32.1
Why Marquette Golden Eagles are a good bet -8
The Golden Eagles know that they must step it up to ensure an NCAA Tournament berth. Behind the play of sharp-shooter Markus Howard, Marquette has bumped up their per game average to 77.2. They shoot 37.8% from three. That ranks in the Top 20 in college hoops. Although the Golden Eagles allow 70.5 points per, Georgetown doesn’t have the scorers to keep up. Marquette can win and covers on Wednesday night.
- Points/G: 77.2
- Field Goal %: 42.6
- 3-Point %: 37.8
- Free Throw %: 73.8
- Rebounds/G: 36.7
- Points/G: 70.5
- Field Goal %: 40.9
- 3-Point %: 31.2
- Free Throw %: 64.9
- Rebounds/G: 32.6
NCAAB Betting Trends for Georgetown Hoyas vs Marquette Golden Eagles
- Georgetown is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog on the road
- Hoyas are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog
- Road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
- Under is 6-1 in Hoyas last 7 road games
- Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on a Wednesday
- Marquette is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 as a favorite
- Golden Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
Georgetown vs Marquette Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:
This is an important Big East battle that could determine the fates of both teams. Georgetown cannot lose, which means they’ll take more chances in this game to get the victory. That could backfire on the Hoyas.
Marquette had beaten Xavier, Depaul, and Butler. They lost by a single point, 71-72, to Villanova. The loss to Nova sent the Golden Eagles reeling. Creighton and Providence both beat Marquette.
But the Golden Eagles face a team they beat 84-80 on Jan. 18. Don’t expect this game to be close like that one. The Hoyas allow 35.4% from three. On Wednesday, they face one of the top three-point shooting teams in the nation. Markus Howard should dominate. The Golden Eagles win and cover.
NCAAB Free Pick: Marquette -8