UConn vs. Marquette Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023
The No. 4 seed UConn Huskies (25-7, 13-7 Big East) are favored by 4 points in the Big East Tournament against the No. 1 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (26-6, 17-3 Big East) on Friday at Madison Square Garden, starting at 6:30 PM on Fox Sports 1. The over/under is set at 148 for the matchup.
UConn vs. Marquette Odds
- UConn odds to win: -187
- Marquette odds to win: +157
- Spread: UConn (-4)
- Total: 148
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Where: New York City, New York
- Venue: Madison Square Garden
Who Will Win UConn vs. Marquette?
UConn and Marquette Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
UConn is 15-9 against the spread when favored by 4 points or more this season.
Marquette has a 3-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this season.
These teams average 159.5 points per game combined, 11.5 more than the over/under of 148.
UConn and Marquette have seen their opponents average a combined 11.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 148 set for this outing.
The average point total in UConn’s games this season is 4.3 fewer points than the over/under of 148 in this matchup.
Golden Eagles games this season have averaged an over/under of 152 points, four more than the point total in this matchup.
So far this season, the Huskies have put together a 20-11-0 record against the spread.
The Golden Eagles have a 20-12-0 record against the spread this season.
UConn Stats & Insights
UConn averages 78.8 points per game (29th in college basketball) while giving up 64.9 per outing (40th in college basketball). It has a +445 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 13.9 points per game.
UConn wins the rebound battle by 9.7 boards on average. It records 36 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 26.3 per outing.
The Huskies hit 4.3 more threes per game than the opposition, 9.1 (31st in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 4.8.
UConn puts up 101.1 points per 100 possessions (23rd in college basketball), while allowing 83.2 points per 100 possessions (15th in college basketball).
The Huskies are scoring 83.3 points per game at home. On the road, they are averaging 70.1 points per contest.
Marquette Stats & Insights
Marquette’s +302 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 9.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 80.7 points per game (16th in college basketball) while giving up 71.3 per outing (216th in college basketball).
Marquette loses the rebound battle by four boards on average. It collects 28.5 rebounds per game, 329th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 32.5.
Marquette hits 8.8 three-pointers per game (44th in college basketball), 1.1 more than its opponents. It shoots 35% from deep (134th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 35.8%.
Marquette ranks 10th in college basketball averaging 102.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 141st, allowing 90.3 points per 100 possessions.
At home, the Golden Eagles average 83.3 points per game. Away, they score 79.7.
UConn Key Players to Watch
The scoring and rebounding leader for the Huskies is Adama Sanogo, who accumulates 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Tristen Newton leads UConn in assists, averaging 4.6 per game while also scoring 10.3 points per contest.
The Huskies get the most three-point shooting production out of Jordan Hawkins, who makes 2.9 threes per game.
Newton and Donovan Clingan lead UConn on the defensive end, with Newton leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Clingan in blocks averaging 1.8 per contest.
Marquette Key Players to Watch
Kam Jones scores 15.1 points per game to be the top scorer for the Golden Eagles.
Marquette’s leader in rebounds is Oso Ighodaro with six per game, and its leader in assists is Tyler Kolek with 7.8 per game.
Jones is consistent from distance and leads the Golden Eagles with 2.8 made threes per game.
Kolek (1.8 steals per game) is the steal leader for Marquette while Ighodaro (1.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.
UConn vs. Marquette Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
UConn 75, Marquette 73
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