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Marquette vs Xavier: NCAA Basketball Betting Odds & Trends | 3/6/2021

The Xavier Musketeers (13-6) visit the Marquette Golden Eagles (12-13) after losing three road games in a row. The Golden Eagles are favored by only 2 points in the matchup, which begins at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 144.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 6, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Marquette Betting Information

  • The Golden Eagles are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 8-14-1
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Golden Eagles are 3-7-1 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • In 52.2% of its games this season (12/23), Marquette and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Golden Eagles got a team-high 20 points from D.J Carton on the way to a 77-71 win over DePaul on Tuesday. They were favored by 6 points and played to a push, and the teams combined to score 148 points to hit the over on the 137.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Marquette Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dawson Garcia 25 13.2 6.6 0.8 0.3 0.5 1.0
D.J. Carton 25 12.7 3.9 3.4 1.1 0.3 1.3
Koby McEwen 25 10.9 3.8 3.0 0.7 0.2 1.4
Jamal Cain 25 9.6 6.2 1.0 0.9 0.2 1.3
Theo John 25 8.3 5.3 1.2 0.6 1.5 0.1

Xavier Betting Information

  • With a 10-8 record ATS this season, Xavier has outperformed expectations.
  • The Musketeers only hold a 5-6 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 2-point underdog.
  • 44.4% of Xavier’s 18 games this season have stayed under the over/under.
  • The Musketeers fell to Georgetown 72-66 and didn’t cover the spread as 3-point favorites, while falling short of the 147.5 point total in their last outing on Tuesday. KyKy Tandy scored a team-high 14 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Xavier Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach Freemantle 19 16.7 9.2 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.2
Paul Scruggs 19 13.9 3.9 5.9 1.7 0.5 1.3
Nate Johnson 16 11.4 4.2 1.7 1.2 0.1 2.6
Colby Jones 13 7.9 4.5 3.0 1.2 0.3 0.5
Adam Kunkel 14 6.9 1.2 1.6 1.1 0.2 1.1

Total Facts

  • In Marquette’s matchups this season, the Golden Eagles and their opponents have eclipsed Saturday’s total of 144 points 11 times (44% of opportunities).
  • In 63.2% of Xavier’s games this season (12 of 19), the total points scored was greater than Saturday’s 144-point over/under.
  • The over/under for the contest of 144 is 2.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Golden Eagles (70.7 points per game) and the Musketeers (75.9 points per game).
  • This game’s total is 3.3 fewer points than the 140.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Golden Eagles have seen a 141 average over/under in their games this season, three points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 2.4 points fewer than the average over/under in Musketeers games this season (146.4 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/20/2020 Xavier Xavier -2.5 140.5 -143 +119 Regular Season 91-88 XAVIER
1/29/2020 Xavier Xavier -2 141.5 -135 +110 Regular Season 84-82 MARQ
1/15/2020 Marquette Marquette -3.5 144.5 -174 +139 Regular Season 85-65 MARQ
1/26/2019 N/A Xavier N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 87-82 MARQ
1/6/2019 N/A Marquette N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-52 MARQ

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