The Marquette Golden Eagles (19-7) own the nation's second-longest home winning streak at 23 games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Monday night, when they host the Syracuse Orange (22-5) at the Bradley Center.
Sports bettors will find that the Golden Eagles are 1.5-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 131 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference showdown from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Syracuse Orange are coming off a disappointing 57-46 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas as 7.5-point home favorites last Saturday, when they were limited to 34 percent shooting from the field.
Sports bettors will find that the Orange are 0-3 against the spread off a home loss over the last two-plus seasons, with the over going 2-1 in that situation.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 games following a straight-up loss. Against Syracuse, they will try to bounce back from a 60-56 defeat to the Villanova Wildcats as two-point road underdogs last time out.
Sports bettors will find that the Golden Eagles have covered the number in 13 of their last 18 games as home underdogs of three points or less.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Marquette Golden Eagles as one of their sports betting picks on Monday night, as they've covered the spread in their last four meetings against the Syracuse Orange.
College Basketball Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles +1.5