Marquette had a rough shooting night in their last game against the Georgetown Hoyas but was still able to still beat Georgetown by almost double digits. Marquette had complete control of the game but eased things up defensively in the second half which gave Georgetown the half point cover. I expect the Golden Eagles to come into this game against Providence with revenge on their minds from their last two losses to Providence this season.
Providence has beaten Marquette twice already this season so I can understand why anyone would be scared to bet against them again tonight but the Friars are really inconsistent especially their offense. The Friars are ranked 62nd in offensive efficiency, scoring 76.1 points per game. They are only 1-5 against the spread at home and 3-10 against the spread this season.
Marquette is the more talented team in this matchup and I'm willing to bet they cover by 5-8 points this evening. The Golden Eagles are 13-3 against the spread in its last 16 games vs. Providence.
Pick: Marquette PK (-110)
Best of luck!