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The (17-11) Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East Conference are in the “BUCKEYE STATE” for a Conference matchup. Marquette plays the (18-11) Xavier Musketeers also of the Big-East in 2017 NCAA Basketball action.
Tip-off is 9:00 PM EST on the FS-1 Television Network. The game is on Wednesday. March 1, 2017. The teams will play at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The best Sports Handicapper believes the Marquette Golden Eagles has a gritty young coach on the bench and is building the program back to prominence.
Marquette is currently a bubble team as far as getting into the NCAA March Madness Tournament.
The Xavier Musketeers were once a top fifteen team this season. However, injuries to key players have the Musketeers also on the bubble.
The Opening Betting Line has the Marquette Golden Eagles as a One And A Half-Point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread.
The Betting Odds Total is 149-Points for Wednesday’s contest.
The 2017 Marquette Golden Eagles beat Xavier by double digits in February of 2017. Marquette is 5-5 their last ten both straight up and Against The Spread.
The Golden Eagles control their destiny as far as the “BIG DANCE” goes. Win their next two games, and a strong showing in the annual Big East Tournament in New York City and they are in the field.
Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski is a former Duke standout known for his gritty play at both ends of the floor. “WOJO” is looking to take the program back to the success they had under Al McGuire in the 1970’s.
The Golden Eagles can score with any team in the land, but they must learn the fundamentals of defense.
Sophomore Guard Haanif Cheatham is underachieving this season after a stellar Freshman campaign.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native has the talent to make the Golden Eagles a Sweet Sixteen basketball squad.
The key to a Marquette victory is to dictate the flow of the game and make open shots both on the perimeter and in the post.
Bovada.Lv, list the Marquette Golden Eagles at +50,000 to win the 2017 March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship.
The Xavier Musketeers are just above Marquette in the Big East Conference standings, both teams is 8-8 in Big East action.
Xavier is 12-3 in front of the home crowd this season. Head Coach Chris Mack and his team were considered a ninth seed before they went on a five-game losing streak.
The Musketeers have also been wrong to ATS bettors, 1-9 their last ten basketball contests.
Xavier now considered a strong bubble team, a win Wednesday at home could go a long way in getting back to the good graces of the NCAA Tournament committee.
Junior Guard Trevon Bluiett leads Xavier in scoring and must impose his will on the final two games as well as the Big East Tournament.
The loss of Sophomore guard Edmond Sumner is hurting at both ends of the basketball court.
The key to a Xavier victory is to play with renewed energy. Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Xavier Musketeers at +30,000 to win the NCAA Basketball March Madness Tournament Title.
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