College Basketball Picks, Betting Odds for Wednesday: Marquette vs. Georgetown & Army vs. Holy Cross
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- Updated betting odds for Wednesday night's Marquette vs. Georgetown matchup have the Eagles listed as 8-point favorites with a total of 151.
- Meanwhile, Army is now listed as a 10-point favorite over Holy Cross in a game with a total of 147.
- Mike Randle shares his betting picks for these games below, as he's made a spread bet on each.
Wednesday night on the college hoops hardwood is a night for streaking.
First, we see if Marquette can end its three-game losing streak and earn a much-needed home win over Georgetown.
Next, we examine whether Army can extend its four-game cover streak on Senior Night at home against Holy Cross.
Let’s take a deep dive into these Big East and Patriot League matchups.
Wednesday College Basketball Odds & Picks
Marquette vs. Georgetown
- Spread: Marquette -8
- Over/Under: 151.5
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- TV: FS1
Marquette (17-9) is desperate for a win after dropping three consecutive Big East games to fall to 7-7 in conference. Prior to their 73-65 loss to Creighton, the Golden Eagles had won four consecutive home games by an average margin of victory of 14.3 points. Marquette is 16-10 against the spread including 9-5 at home.
Georgetown (15-12) is struggling to stay on the NCAA Tournament bubble with back-to-back losses to Providence and DePaul. The Hoyas have battled through injuries to key players including center Omer Yurtseven and guard Mac McClung.
McClung is questionable for this game, but will be less than his best even if he does suit up. Without McClung, the Hoyas have only six scholarship players, which has clearly worn them down throughout the season.
They have lost five of their seven Big East road games and allowed 42 points to Marquette guard Markus Howard in a 84-80 home loss to the Golden Eagles earlier this season.
Marquette will look to return to form as one of the most explosive offensive teams in the Big East. It ranks second in conference play in adjusted offensive efficiency and third in 3P%. The Golden Eagles are also strong at the free-throw line, shooting 76.8% against Big East competition.
I expect Marquette to bring its best effort in a critical Big East game against a tired and short-handed Georgetown team.
The Pick: Marquette -8
Army vs. Holy Cross
- Spread: Army -10
- Over/Under: 147
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV: Patriot
Army (14-13) has enjoyed a solid season in Patriot League play. The Cadets are 9-7 and have won five of their last six home games. They are 15-11 ATS and have covered four consecutive games.
Holy Cross (3-26) has struggled all season and is on a nine-game losing streak. The Crusaders have failed to win a true road game, with their last two wins coming at home to Navy and Lehigh back in January. They are 12-16 ATS and have failed to cover their last three games.
Army features one of the best players in the league in guard Tommy Funk. The 5-foot-11 senior does everything for the Cadets, averaging 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. Funk has 18 points and seven assists in their prior meeting this season.
Holy Cross is at the bottom of the league in every major defensive category. The Crusaders rank last in adjusted defensive efficiency, effective field goal percentage allowed, 3P% allowed, and 2P% defense. They have allowed 73 or more points in 13 of their last 14 games.
The Cadets are a disciplined group, ranking first in league play in offensive turnover percentage. They will face minimal pressure from a Holy Cross team that is second-worst at forcing turnovers.
This should be a comfortable home win for Army on their Senior Night, with Funk and second-leading scorer Matt Wilson (16.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg) leading the way. I’m laying the points against a Holy Cross team that has shown little efficiency on either end of the court all season.
The Pick: Army -10