The Big East action continued Tuesday night as the Connecticut Huskies hit the road to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles. Both teams will play in their second grand slam game after losing the first game of the year.
Huskies get 4.5 favorite points at WynnBET and won the last match between these two teams last year by a score of 65-54. However, they have lost 3 of the last 4 matches and are currently the final score 8-4. UConn suffered a crushing defeat to Providence as the 7.5-point favorite in their final game and hope to break off a two-game losing streak to get back on track in the Big East.
On the other hand, the Golden Eagles have lost in matches against Xavier and UCLA. However, they managed to cover those losses, unlike UConn. Marquette was dealing with some problems at the end of the field and only shot 43% from the pitch. To be able to overcome the Huskies, Marquette needs to see their defense improve and make smart decisions in attack.
Here are the odds for this Big East match, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 141 (Above -110/Under -110)
Even if Marquette is the better offensive team, they will still try to get consistent points in this UConn defence. The Golden Eagles have only two players averaging double figures: Justin Lewis and Darryl Morsell. All in all, the team is averaging 72.8 points per game and lacks the resources to attack tonight.
To be fair, UConn is also facing a bunch of problems on the offensive side of things. Their loss to providence could have been avoided if they had had a little better control over the 31.1% of the night shot. They only scored 53 in that game and couldn’t expect to compete while shooting so poorly. The point about being a defensive team is that you have to score enough points for your defense to work. UConn didn’t do that.
This matchup could turn into a defensive battle and both teams risk a premature drop in tempo. I think this match may not be the most exciting, but that will help us reduce the total points here.
ENTER: UConn-Marquette BELOW 141 (-110)
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