Marquette vs. Vermont Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – NCAA Tournament Round First Round
The No. 2 Marquette Golden Eagles (28-6) are 10.5-point favorites to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they face off against the No. 15 Vermont Catamounts (23-10) on Friday, starting at 2:45 PM on CBS. Here’s everything you need to know about this 2-15 matchup before filling out your bracket. The point total is set at 142.5 in the matchup.
Marquette vs. Vermont Odds
- Marquette odds to win: -607
- Vermont odds to win: +436
- Spread: Marquette (-10.5)
- Total: 142.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
- Time: 2:45 PM ET
- TV: CBS
- Where: Columbus, Ohio
- Venue: Nationwide Arena
Who Will Win Marquette vs. Vermont?
Marquette and Vermont Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Marquette is 4-6 against the spread when favored by 10.5 points or more this season.
Between them, these two teams average 10.4 more points per game (152.9) than this matchup’s total (142.5).
Marquette and Vermont have seen their opponents average a combined 5.3 fewer points per game than the point total of 142.5 set for this game.
Marquette’s average point total in matchups this year is 150.5, 8.0 points higher than the total in this game.
The average point total for the Catamounts this season is 2.9 points fewer than this game’s over/under.
The Golden Eagles’ ATS record is 22-12-0 this season.
The Catamounts have a 19-12-1 record against the spread this year.
Marquette Stats & Insights
Marquette outscores opponents by 9.3 points per game (scoring 79.9 per game to rank 19th in college basketball while giving up 70.6 per contest to rank 194th in college basketball) and has a +318 scoring differential overall.
The 28.4 rebounds per game Marquette averages rank 333rd in college basketball, and are 4.3 fewer than the 32.7 its opponents record per contest.
The Golden Eagles knock down 8.9 three-pointers per game (40th in college basketball) while shooting 34.8% from beyond the arc (150th in college basketball). They are making 1.3 more threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 7.6 per game while shooting 35.2%.
Marquette scores 101.8 points per 100 possessions (13th in college basketball), while allowing 89.9 points per 100 possessions (128th in college basketball).
The Golden Eagles are posting 83.3 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 3.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (79.7).
Vermont Stats & Insights
Vermont has a +212 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.4 points per game. It is putting up 73 points per game, 145th in college basketball, and is giving up 66.6 per outing to rank 71st in college basketball.
Vermont ranks 316th in the country at 29 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 fewer than the 30.3 its opponents average.
Vermont connects on 8.6 three-pointers per game (55th in college basketball) while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc (89th in college basketball). It is making 1.4 more threes than its opponents, who drain 7.2 per game at 35.4%.
Vermont ranks 11th in college basketball with 102.2 points scored per 100 possessions, and 227th defensively with 93.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home, the Catamounts average 80 points per game. On the road, they score 69.2.
Marquette Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Golden Eagles this season is Kam Jones, who averages 15 points, 3.5 rebounds, and two assists per game.
Oso Ighodaro leads Marquette in rebounding, averaging 5.9 per game, while Tyler Kolek leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 7.6 in each contest.
The Golden Eagles get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who knocks down 2.7 threes per game.
Kolek is Marquette’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Ighodaro leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.
Vermont Key Players to Watch
Robin Duncan has racked up 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Catamounts leaderboards in those categories.
Dylan Penn counts for 13.5 points per game, making him the top scorer on Vermont’s squad.
Finn Sullivan is reliable from distance and leads the Catamounts with two made threes per game.
Sullivan is at the top of the Vermont steals and blocks leaderboards with 1.2 steals per game and 0.8 blocks per game.
Marquette vs. Vermont Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Marquette 77, Vermont 68
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