Marquette at Connecticut - 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Marquette at Connecticut - 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Huskies (15-6) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (16-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm (XL Center)

Betting Odds: Connecticut Huskies -7 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Marquette Golden Eagles will travel to play the Connecticut Huskies in a Big East game on Tuesday.

The Marquette Golden Eagles are 16-7 (8-4) this season and have won eight of their last nine games. Marquette is coming off of a win against Villanova by a score of 83-73. Marquette shot 53.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Justin Lewis led the Golden Eagles with 19 points and 9 rebounds in the game. Marquette is averaging 74.1 points per game and is giving up 68.9 points per game against, while also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Justin Lewis is averaging 16.6 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Darryl Morsell is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.6 assists per game for the Golden Eagles. Marquette is shooting 45.3% on field goals, 73.9% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.

The Connecticut Huskies are 15-6 (6-4) this season and have lost two games in a row. Connecticut lost to Villanova by a score of 85-74 in their last game. Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 59.2% from the field and was -8 in rebounding margin in the game. R.J. Cole led the Huskies with 25 points and 4 assists in the loss. Connecticut is averaging 78 points per game and is giving up 64.8 points per game against, while also averaging 41.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. R.J. Cole is averaging 16.4 points per game and 4.5 assists per game, while Adama Sanogo is averaging 14.9 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Connecticut is shooting 43.7% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers.

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Marquette is 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 5-1 in Marquette’s last 6 games. Connecticut is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The over is 7-2 in Connecticut’s last 9 games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Marquette comes into this game playing great basketball in their last 9 games, while Connecticut is coming off of back-to-back losses. Connecticut is the better defensive and rebounding team, while Marquette is the better shooting team. This game should be back and forth and I think either team could win, so I am taking the points with Marquette.

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David’s Pick Marquette +7

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