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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Spartans vs. Marquette
- (19-12) Michigan State Spartans vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (28-6)
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Time: 5:15 ET
- Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Spartans +130 | Golden Eagles -157
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Michigan State +2.5 | Marquette -2.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 142.0
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Michigan State Spartans
Overall, Michigan State has an 19-12 overall record. Presently, in their 13 road games this season, the Spartans have a record of 5-8.
Having been the underdog in 12 games, the Spartans have gone 3-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Michigan State has a record of 8-3 in non-conference games. In Big Ten action, they have a mark of 11-9.
Coming into the game, Tyson Walker is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Walker is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and adding 2.8 assists. Michigan State’s second leading scorer is Joey Hauser, who has hit 48.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.2 points per game.
Currently, Michigan State’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 72.1 points, which places them 168th in the NCAA. In addition, Michigan State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 66.63% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 111th in overall field goal percentage at 45.7%. When the Spartans have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 37.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Michigan State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.4 per contest, placing them just 536th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.1 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.0 offensive boards per game.
Marquette Golden Eagles
At this point, Marquette heads into their matchup vs Michigan State with a record of 28-6 and riding a 9 game win streak. So far, Marquette has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 20-1.
Getting ready to play for the 24 times as the favorite, Marquette has gone 23-1 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Golden Eagles come into this game as -2.5 point favorites.
Presently, Marquette has a record of 8-3 in non-conference games. In Big East action, they have a mark of 20-3.
Coming into the game, Kam Jones is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 2.0 assists. Marquette’s second leading scorer is Tyler Kolek, who has hit 48.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.3 points per game.
Golden Eagles Key Stats
The Golden Eagles offense heads into the game, ranked 102nd in the NCAA at 74.4 points per contest. In addition, Marquette’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 58.25% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 132nd in overall field goal percentage at 45.3%. When the Golden Eagles have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Marquette is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 70.6 per contest, placing them just 303rd in college basketball. Currently, Marquette’s 34.7 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Golden Eagles are averaging 7.7 offensive boards per game.
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Michigan State Spartans vs. Marquette Golden Eagles CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Michigan State is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Spartans are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Michigan State is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 6-4 SU.
- At this point, Spartans are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Golden Eagles are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Michigan State Spartans +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Marquette Golden Eagles are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Michigan State putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Golden Eagles as the favorite.
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But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Spartans to cover.
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