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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Catamounts vs. Marquette
- (23-10) Vermont Catamounts vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (28-6)
- Date: Friday, March 17th
- Time: 2:45 ET
- Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Catamounts +461 | Golden Eagles -757
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Vermont +11 | Marquette -11 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 144.5
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At this point, Vermont heads into their matchup vs Marquette with a record of 23-10 and riding a 15 game win streak. Presently, in their 18 road games this season, the Catamounts have a record of 10-8.
Having been the underdog in 8 games, the Catamounts have gone 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Vermont has a record of 6-8 in non-conference games. In America East action, they have a mark of 17-2.
Coming into the game, Dylan Penn is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Penn is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and adding 2.2 assists. Vermont’s second leading scorer is Aaron Deloney, who has hit 44.6% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.6 points per game.
The Catamounts offense heads into the game, ranked 85th in the NCAA at 74.9 points per contest. In addition, Vermont’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.02% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 14th in overall field goal percentage at 49.3%. When the Catamounts have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Vermont is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.5 per contest, placing them just 626th in college basketball. Currently, Vermont’s 35.1 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Catamounts are averaging 7.3 offensive boards per game.
Marquette Golden Eagles
At this point, Marquette heads into their matchup vs Vermont 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 -11 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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Vermont Catamounts vs. Marquette Golden Eagles CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Vermont is 4-0-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Catamounts are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Vermont is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 10-0 SU.
- At this point, Catamounts 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 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Vermont Catamounts vs. Marquette Golden Eagles CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Vermont Catamounts +11
Our analysis for this game between Marquette Golden Eagles and the Vermont Catamounts points to Vermont covering the spread as +11 point underdogs. We see the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Vermont to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Catamounts are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread.
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However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Vermont won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Vermont Catamounts at +11.
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