Purdue vs. Marquette odds, picks and predictions

The Purdue Boilermakers (5-0) and Marquette Golden Eagles (5-0) meet Wednesday in the Maui Invitational Championship Game at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tip-off is scheduled for 5p.M. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Purdue vs. Marquetteodds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.

The Boilermakers eased by No. 8 Tennessee in a 71-67 victory as a 3-point favorite, beating and covering 2 straight games against ranked opponents in Hawaii. Overall, Purdue is 4-1 against the spread (ATS), with its only non-cover coming in its most recent game on the mainland in an 83-71 win over Xavier on Nov. 13. The Over has cashed in 3 of the past 4 games.

Purdue won Tuesday despite shooting 35% (19 of 54) from the field, and just 27% (4 of 15) from the field. C Zach Edey went for 23 points and 10 rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting, and he helped the Boilermakers outrebound the Vols by a 39-27 margin.

Marquette dumped top-ranked Kansas on Tuesday night by a 73-59 count as a 4-point underdog. It has scored 71 or more points in 3 straight outings against Illinois, UCLA and Kansas. The Golden Eagles have cashed the spread in 3 of the past 4 games, while hitting the Under in 3 in a row.

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Purdue is No. 2 and Marquette is No. 5 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.

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Purdue vs. Marquette odds

Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:31 a.M. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Purdue -178 (bet $178 to win $100) | Marquette +146 (bet $100 to win $146).
  • Against the spread (ATS): Purdue -4.5 (-102) | Marquette +4.5 (-120).
  • Over/Under (O/U): 143.5 (O: -110 | U: -110).
  • Purdue vs. Marquette picks and predictions

    Prediction

    Marquette 73, Purdue 69.

    Moneyline

    MARQUETTE (+146) is a solid play on the money line as a slight underdog in this title game.

    The Golden Eagles were tremendous in the semifinal game against Kansas, hammering the top-ranked Jayhawks by 14 points. Confidence is sky-high for Marquette after hitting 45% from the field against Kansas. Purdue (-178) had a terrible shooting night against Tennessee, but it can’t afford to struggle again if it wants to avoid a loss to the Golden Eagles.

    Against the spread

    MARQUETTE +4.5 (-110) is worth a look catching nearly 2 buckets against Purdue -4.5 (-110). The Golden Eagles have cashed in 3 of the past 4 games overall, including both of their games as an underdog this season.

    Purdue has covered both games as a single-digit favorite, but its struggles from the field should give all bettors pause.

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    Over/Under

    UNDER 143.5 (-110) is the lean, but go with a half-unit play at most.

    This is a championship game, and the stakes are high, as the teams jostle for a Maui Invitational title. The Over has hit in 3 of the past 4 games for Purdue, while the Under has connected in 3 in a row for Marquette.

    The concern with Marquette, as far as the spread, is its struggles from the free-throw line, as it has hit a dismal 63.0% from the line, leaving way too many points on the floor. That’s great news for Under bettors, however.

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