Navigating the waters of the Big East Conference has been tough this season, as there are 4 or 5 teams who can make a claim to being among the best teams in the country. Providence and Marquette are both on the slide right now, and both are desperate for a win. That makes their match-up on Wednesday all the more interesting. Providence will head into the BMO Bradley Harris Center in Milwaukee looking for the win. Check back into our online sportsbook NCAAB betting page on Wednesday morning to get the latest updated odds.
How to bet Providence Friars Vs Marquette Golden Eagles
When: Wednesday, February 10, 7PM EST
Where: BMO Bradley Harris Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Handicapping the Big East this season has been difficult for NCAA basketball bettors, as there is a little bit of a dog eat dog situation taking place there. These are another pair of teams that are pretty evenly matched, which is something we are likely to see when the odds are released.
Why bet on the Providence Friars
The wheels have come off in a pretty big way for Providence (18-6, 6-5) in the past couple of weeks, and they will be coming into this one having lost 3 of their last 4 games. In fairness to Providence, 2 of those losses have come at the hands of top 10 ranked teams. The Friars still find themselves ranked in the top 20 in spite of those losses, and that is because they have had a number of big wins against very good ranked opponents this season. This is not a losing run that you would expect them to extend, as they have looked very good for the vast majority of the season so far. The Providence Friars are averaging 73.3 PPG, and are giving up 68.1 PPG.
Why bet on the Marquette Golden Eagles
The run of for that Marquette (15-9, 4-7) are on right now is eerily similar to that of Providence, as the Golden Eagles will be coming into this game having lost their last two. The one advantage that they hold here is that they already have a win over the Friars this season, with that one being a 65-64 win on the road back at the start of the year. Beating the same team twice in the same season in college ball is tough, but Marquette have to feel as though they have the edge in this one, especially with it taking place on home court. That said, the Golden Eagles have lost their last 2 home games versus ranked opponents, so this one is not a given. Marquette are averaging 75.3 PPG, and are giving up 71.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Neither of these two teams wants to see their losing streak extended to three games, so I expect things might be a little nervy at the start of this game. It should be tight all the way through, and I like Providence to be just a little too good in the end.
Providence Friars 71 Marquette Golden Eagles 69