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Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at Thursday night's Big East Conference Quarterfinals matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the No. 5 Xavier Musketeers. The game at Madison Square Garden is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FS1. As of this writing, Xavier is a solid favorite to win.

The Golden Eagles are 20-12 SU and 12-19 ATS so far this season. Nineteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other twelve all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 101-93 win over St. John's, where they failed to cover the spread as -8 ½ point favorites. The total went OVER the 147 point line set by NCAA basketball betting experts for that game.

The Musketeers are 26-4 SU and 18-12 ATS overall this year. Nineteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eleven all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 98-93 win over Creighton, where they failed to cover the spread as -10 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 155 point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that matchup.

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Marquette is 6-2 ATS at a neutral site, and 9-19 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise. They are 19-42-1 ATS against Big East teams, and 1-4 ATS on Thursday night. They are 1-4 ATS after a SU win, and 0-4 ATS overall lately.

The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games recently, and OVER in all 4 of their matchups against the Big East. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a loss spreadwise, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 coming off of a SU win.

Xavier is 6-0 ATS at a neutral site, and 4-1 ATS on Thursday night. They are 18-8 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 15-7 ATS coming off of a SU win.

The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their recent games, and OVER in all 5 of their games against the Big East. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of a SU win, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 on Thursday. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 at a neutral site.

Between these teams, the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 meetings.

They last met on February 6, 2016, when Xavier won 90-82, and Marquette won against the spread as 12 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 148 ½ point line set by sports betting professionals for that one.

For Thursday night's Big East Conference Quarterfinals game, betting odds list Xavier as -9 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 154 points. On the moneyline, Marquette is listed at +415, with Xavier a -525.

 

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