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Texas Longhorns vs Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Preview – Wed, Dec 6, 2023

Two of the top teams in College Basketball will get together on Wednesday. The Texas Longhorns are set to take on the Golden Eagles of Marquette. This game is slated to be played in Milwaukee, the home of the Bucks.

The Texas Longhorns are ranked 12th in the nation, with their 6-1 record. The Longhorns have won back to back games, with their most recent at 77-58 win over Texas State. The Longhorns are playing in their final season as members of the Big 12 Conference.

For the Marquette Golden Eagles, they are ranked 8th in the country. Marquette is 6-2 on the season. The Golden Eagles are coming off a loss at Wisconsin on Saturday. Their other loss was to Purdue earlier in the season.

The Marquette Golden Eagles are -7.5 in this game over Texas. The total is listed at 146.5.

Longhorns Playing Strong Basketball

Texas comes into the game with a ton of momentum. The Longhorns moved up four spots in the rankings with back to back wins. Their lone loss came to UConn, who was ranked fifth at the time. The Longhorns are scoring more than 81 points per game. In the win over Texas State, Max Abmas scored a season high 26 points in the game.

The guard leads the team with 16.7 points per game. Tyrese Hunter has been a big lift for Texas this season as well, with 12 points and 4 assists per game. Texas is one of two teams left in the Big 12 with just a single loss. There are six teams that have yet to lose this season out of the Big 12.

Texas will host Houston Christian next, and then take on LSU a week from Saturday in another non conference tilt.

Shaka and Golden Eagles Ready to Battle

Shaka Smart and his Marquette Golden Eagles are going to come into this game with a chip on their shoulder. They are none too pleased about losing in an in-state battle to Big Ten’s Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles have now lost both games to Big Ten teams this season.

Marquette is led in scoring by guard Kam Jones. Jones is scoring 16.4 points per game, and playing nearly 26 minutes per game. Tyler Kolek has been strong as well for Marquette, with 13.5 points per game, and 5.2 assists. Oso Ighodaro is making nearly 66% of all his shots, and scoring 12.6 points per game.

After this game, the Golden Eagles will stay at home for a couple games. They host Notre Dame on Saturday. After that, the Golden Eagles will take on St. Thomas, out of Minnesota, before a conference game on the road at Providence. Just before Christmas, Marquette will host Georgetown in another conference affair.

Golden Eagles over Longhorns

Look for a great game here, but in the end, the better team, and the home team comes away with a win here. The Marquette Golden Eagles take down the Texas Longhorns. Our final score prediction is the Marquette Golden Eagles 76-66 over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday! Bet on Marquette -7.5!

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