Marquette Golden Eagles at West Virginia Mountaineers College Basketball Betting Preview

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While the NBA is enjoying their All Star break the featured game on the sports betting menu for Friday will be a Big East conference NCAA college basketball contest as the Marquette Golden Eagles will travel to face the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Golden Eagles and Mountaineers will tip off from West Virginia at 9PM Eastern Time with ESPN providing the live national television broadcast.

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The team’s last met in the Big East Tournament last season with the Golden Eagles posting the 67-61 upset victory getting +2 ½ points. The total landed under 135 ½ points. West Virginia was held to only 39.2% shooting in the loss.

Marquette is a lock for the NCAA Tournament as they enter play on Wednesday night hosting Rutgers with an overall record of 22-5 on the season with three straight wins and victories in nine of their past ten games. They have been money to their backers playing them on the road this season as they sport and against the spread mark of 7-2. The Golden Eagles rank 26th in all of college basketball this season in scoring with a 76.7 points per game average. Forward Jae Crowder averages nearly 17 points and 8 rebounds a game for the Golden Eagles. He had 29 points in the Marquette game at Connecticut back on Saturday along with 12 rebounds in their 79-64 triumph as +3 point underdogs.

West Virginia needs to continue to post wins for their NCAA Tournament resume as they traveled to Notre Dame on Wednesday night with a 17-10 overall record along with a .500 record over their past ten games during the season. They have dropped consecutive games on their home court to Louisville, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh all as favorites in the point spread. They have struggled this season from the three point line hitting on just 31.4% and ranking 283rd in all of college basketball. Kevin Jones leads the Mountaineers with a 20 point and 11 rebound per game average. Jones did his part in those three straight home losses to Big East competition so it will be the supporting cast needing to deliver their support to break this losing streak in front of the home folks.

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