Xavier @ Marquette 2/25/24 Free Pick, NCAAB Odds, NCAAB Predictions

Xavier (13-13) at Marquette (20-6)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 at  5 p.m. EST (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Marquette -10.5 (-110) - Over/Under (158.5)

Pick: Marquette -10.5 (-110)

Sunday night, takes us to the Big East conference where the Musketeers of Xavier close the weekend against the Marquette Golden Eagles. There should be a thrilling game between two solid Big East programs. As both teams look to keep the momentum rolling with the conference tournament and selection Sunday right around the corner. Much like every other member of the conference, both of these teams came into the season with high expectations, but that has not been the case for both programs. As Xavier is sitting on the outside of the bubble, and Marquette is firmly inside of the bubble for the NCAA tournament. However, the outcome of this could change both scenarios here on Sunday night.

It has been a rough season for Xavier as they come into this game sitting dead even at .500 through their first 26 games of the year. They will need to pick up their 14th victory in this game on the road against a nationally ranked Marquette team if they want to remain in the running for a potential at-large spot in the NCAA tournament. A loss in this game on Sunday night would all but officially eliminate them from the NCAA tournament unless they manage to win the Big East conference tournament in a few weeks. However, with the way they have played inside of conference play this season that seems highly unlikely. 

As they have struggled inside of one of the toughest conferences in the country, and they have barely managed to get near .500 and conference play this season. They come into this game as losers of eight out of their first 15 games in the conference and they will look to get to .500 with a much-needed victory here on Sunday night against Marquette. They come into this game as losers of three consecutive games on the year, and they are in desperate need of a victory here on Sunday night. However, the odds are certainly not in their favor as they have struggled against ranked teams this season losing all six games against AP poll opponents. 

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The Marquette Golden Eagles have put together an incredible regular season, and they will look to keep the momentum rolling with a solid performance here at home on Sunday night. They have a chance to cement themselves as one of the top eight overall seeds in the NCAA tournament. Which would likely put them as a number two seed in one of the brackets and if they have a strong finish to the regular season, that will become a reality as well. They come into this game with 20 victories, through their first 26 games of the season and they have been incredible inside of conference play.

Despite playing in one of the most competitive conferences in the country this season. They have compiled 11 victories and 15 games and they sit in second place of the regular season standings. they will head into the conference tournament as one of the potential favorites to win the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a conference tournament championship. Marquette is coming off of a victory in their previous game and they will look for a second consecutive win here on Sunday night. They have been nearly unbeatable at home this season winning 12 out of 13 games and they will look to make it 13 out of 14 with another victory here in this one. 

Betting trends to consider in this matchup:

- Xavier is 0-6 against ranked opponents 

- Marquette is 12-1 at home

- Xavier is 2-6 on the road

I look for this one to be close and competitive throughout the early stages of the game here on Sunday night. By the time the final buzzer comes around, I look for Marquette to grab themselves a decisive victory over Xavier at home. This will be the first of two regular season meetings between the two teams as they will close the regular season together. I look for Marquette to set the tone in this first meeting with a comfortable victory and I look for them to cover the spread in the process as well.

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