Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies 2-8-22

Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #24 Marquette Golden Eagles will go against the #17 UConn Huskies in a Big East Conference clash in XL Center, Hartford, CT, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 6:30 PM (EST). Marquette started the Big East season 0-3 but subsequently won eight of their past nine games.

 

Last Wednesday, the Golden Eagles defeated No. 12 Villanova by a score of 83-73. In the triumph, the Golden Eagles shot 53.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from the three-point range, compared to 38.3% for the Wildcats.

 

Villanova was outrebounded 35 to 27 by Marquette. Justin Lewis had 19 points, Tyler Kolek with 18 points, and Darry Moresell delivered 15 points.

 

Even if they do not win the league, the Golden Eagles are in good condition for an NCAA playoff berth if they keep up their present pace. According to the BPI, Marquette is presently ranked 43rd and played the fifth-best strength of schedule.

 

They rank 23rd overall, 60th in modified offensive efficiency, and 24th in modified defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. Lewis tops the squad in scoring with 16.6 ppg and 7.9 rebounds per game.

 

  • The University of Marquette Golden Eagles is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 matches.
  • Marquette is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches on the road against Connecticut.
  • The Golden Eagles are 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches in the Big East Conference.

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Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies Predictions 2/8/2022

 

The UConn Huskies are on a two-game winless skid after dropping 59-55 to Creighton on Tuesday and 85-74 to Villanova on Saturday, following a five-game unbeaten run.

 

In the defeat, Villanova outshot UConn 59.2% to 50% from the floor and 54.5 percent to 40 percent from three. Both teams had strong nights at the line, with the Wildcats hitting 21 of 222 attempts and the Huskies completing 14 of 16 attempts. In the defeat, R.J Cole topped UConn with 25 points.

 

According to KenPom, the Huskies are ranked 18th in the country, 26th in offensive efficiency, and 35th in defensive efficiency. They’re also 17th in BPI, having faced the 60th toughest schedule and the 97th ranked schedule strength.

 

UConn ranks second in the US in shot guarding with 6.7 per game, topped by Adam Sanogo’s 2.2 per game and Isaiah Whaley’s 2.1 per game. Sanogo also leads the club with 8.1 rebounds per game and is second in scoring with 14.9 points per game. RJ Cole tops the club with 16.4 points per game, 4.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.

 

  • The total went OVER in 7 of the Connecticut Huskies’ last 9 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Huskies’ last 5 matches against Marquette.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Connecticut’s last 9 matches in the Big East Conference.

#24 Marquette Golden Eagles vs #17 UConn Huskies. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #24 Marquette Golden Eagles. The Marquette Golden Eagles are now playing at a level where they can beat anyone in the country, with no critical ailments noted.

 

The Golden Eagles fought 11 matches against teams ranked in the top 25 by the Associated Press, more than any other Big East club, and won six of those matches outright. UConn, on the other hand, lost two straight up and three straight against the spread.

 

In this clash, UConn had a significant rebounding advantage and won the previous head-to-head game by eight points on the road. Six points, though, seem excessive. The first time these two teams played, the score was 66-65 with less than four minutes remaining.

 

In its previous nine matches, Marquette covered the spread. The #24 Marquette Golden Eagles will win to a predicted best play of UNDER 74-67.

 

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Marquette Golden Eagles vs UConn Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

 

Location: XL Center, Hartford, CT

 

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB Odds: #17 UConn Huskies -5.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 141.5

 

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