Xavier Musketeers vs Marquette Golden Eagles Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/12/2014
Thursday, March 13, 9:30 PM on FS1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
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The Marquette Golden Eagles will matchup with the Xavier Musketeers in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference Tournament on Thursday night. When these two teams last met, Marquette was able to protect their homecourt against Xavier by winning 81-72. Jake Thomas led the Golden Eagles with 18 points, two rebounds and two assists on the night. He was helped by Jamil Wilson who added 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal. It was the first time this season that Marquette had won three in a row.
Marquette had a 10 point run in the first half that put them up 19-8. The Golden Eagles stayed strong in the half and went into halftime with a 39-29 lead. Come the second half, the Musketeers got to within five of the Golden Eagles with a Myles Davis three point shot with around 11 minutes to go. Marquette came back with eight points of their own and then Justin Martin helped the Musketeers make one more run by bringing them within four points with two minutes left. Marquette was able to close the game out at the free throw line.
Justin Martin led the Musketeers with 20 points, seven rebounds and an assist. Myles Davis added 12 points, three rebounds and an assist.
Xavier is 1-2 ATS over their last 3 against Marquette
The over is 2-1 in these 3 games
Xavier is 8-2 ATS over their last 10 games
Marquette is 4-6 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
12/27/13 G Duane Wilson Stress Fracture expected to redshirt
02/05/14 G Dylon Cormier Hand out indefinitely
Over the last three head-to-head meetings between Xavier and Marquette, the Golden Eagles have won 2-of-3 straight up. Of those three games, Marquette was able to win against the spread in both of those games. The 'over' is 2-1 in those three games as well.
Over their last 10 games Marquette is 3-7 ATS and haven't covered in five of their last six.
Xavier hasn't played much better ATS lately posting a 4-6 record of their last 10 games.
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