We came in with a solid winning pick from Thursday as the Oklahoma City Thunder was able to cover the -6 point spread against an old LA Lakers team with no energy to defend the quickness from their opponent. On Friday we see the start of the All Star break from the NBA so we turn our attention to a Big East conference NCAA college basketball game as the Marquette Golden Eagles travel to face the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Golden Eagles and Mountaineers will tip off from West Virginia at 9PM Eastern Time and ESPN provides the national broadcast over television. With our best bet from college basketball today we will play on the home team West Virginia Mountaineers at a pick against the Marquette Golden Eagles. The pointspread used for our pick tonight from college basketball is courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from West Virginia and Marquette opened up with the home team Mountaineers favored by -1 ½ points with an over under of 144 points. The money has come in early on the road team as we have seen the game lined at a pick at Top Bet while we see West Virginia -1 ½ point favorites at Just Bet sportsbook. The over under has steamed downward in the betting to a current line of 142 ½ points. Bettors taking the West Virginia Mountaineers or Marquette Golden Eagles with a money line selection will lay identical -110 odds if the game is lined at a pick at your sportsbook.
Marquette has dropped three straight true road games at West Virginia. The Golden Eagles has struggled on the road with a 17 point loss at Notre Dame and defeats at Syracuse, Georgetown and LSU. There has been a huge discrepancy for Marquette this season home and away as the Golden Eagles has shown recent struggles shooting the basketball on the highway. Marquette shoots just 42.9% in true road games this season while West Virginia converts at 47.3% from the field in front of the home folks. We have seen Marquette defensively tail off on the highway as well as the club surrenders 70 points and 44.7% shooting with nearly 40% shooting at the three point line.
West Virginia needs to pile up quality wins to have a good resume for Selection Sunday. They benefit with a Big East schedule as there are opportunities to enhance their chances of making the field as an at large entry. A win here gets the Mountaineers to .500 in Big East conference standings which is important for them going into their final two conference games home to DePaul and at South Florida. That South Florida could be huge if West Virginia fails tonight. A Mountaineers win is vital to West Virginia finishing no worse than .500 in Big East play because they will beat DePaul at home without problems on the 28th. Forward Kevin Jones has played very well with 20 points and 11 rebounds per game on the year for West Virginia. Bet West Virginia tonight and redeem the sportsbook promo codes