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Colorado vs Marquette Betting Trends, College Hoops Men’s Tourney, 2nd Round

Marquette shook off a difficult first half to top Western Kentucky in the first round and now the Golden Eagles are a win away from their first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 2013. Colorado hasn’t made it to the next round since 1969. The NCAAB odds favor Marquette to punch its ticket into the Sweet 16.

This is the first postseason matchup between the teams.

Colorado vs Marquette Betting Trends, College Hoops Men’s Tourney, 2nd Round
Sean Jones #22, Chase Ross #5, Olivier-maxence Prosper #12, Oso Ighodaro #13 And Kam Jones #1 Of The Marquette Golden Eagles / Dylan Buell / Getty Images North America / Getty Images Via Afp

Marquette is listed as a 3½-point favorite according to the NCAAB expert picks.

Marquette is tied for eighth at +2000 in the odds to win March Madness. Colorado comes in at +6000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Colorado and Marquette.

 

Game Information

  • Game: Colorado 26-10 vs Marquette 26-9
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 12:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • Colorado vs Marquette Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Marquette has won 12 of its last 19 games played at neutral sites with the Golden Eagles 10-9-2 against the spread in those contests. Colorado is also 12-7 over its last 19 games played at neutral sites with the Buffaloes covering in nine of those games.

 

 

 

The Golden Eagles are priced at -165 to win the game outright with Colorado at +145 on the moneyline.

Colorado vs Marquette Odds and Spreads

 

 

 

  • Marquette is 22-4 outright as the favorite.
  • Colorado is 2-4 as the underdog.
  • The Buffaloes have covered in just four of their eight games at neutral sites.
  • Six of Colorado’s eight neutral-site games went under the total.
  • Colorado is 5-2 against the Las Vegas odds over its last seven games.
  • The total has gone under in four of Colorado’s last six games.
  • The Golden Eagles are 4-2-1 against the spread at neutral-site games.
  • Five of Marquette’s seven neutral-site games landed under the total.

ATS Pick: Marquette -3½ (-110)

Marquette got off to a shaky start in the first round as the Golden Eagles looked to be in danger of another early March Madness before turning it on. Colorado was involved in one of the most entertaining first-round games as the Buffaloes edged Florida 102-100 on a late basket by junior guard KJ Simpson.

The Buffaloes will not shoot 63% from the field again and probably won’t be headed to the foul line as was the case in the Florida game as Marquette should make things a little more challenging.

Marquette has covered in its last 11 games as the favorite. Marquette is 12-4 against the spread over its last 16 games. Look for Marquette to add to those numbers though

Colorado is 10-1 over the last 11 games to play its way into the field of 68.

Colorado is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games when listed by the Vegas college basketball odds as an underdog.

Guard Julian Hammond, who hasn’t played since a Feb. 17 win over Southern California, is questionable for Colorado while guard RJ Smith is out

Guard Sean Jones is out for the season with Marquette.

 

 

Over/Under Pick: Under 147½ (-110)

Colorado did put up 102 points the last time out but that came against a Florida team just inside the top 100 in defensive efficiency according to the Pomeroy college basketball database. Marquette is 18th in defensive efficiency so keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

This feels like a game that will be played at a pace similar to Colorado’s First Four matchup with Boise State rather than the back-and-forth tempo in the Florida matchup.

Nine of Marquette’s last 12 games in March went under the total. Will the Golden Eagles make it 10 out of 13?

 

 

Player Prop Pick: Kam Jones to score 17.5 Points (-115)

Jones has 14 straight double-digit scoring games. He doesn’t figure to match the 28 points he scored in the first-round win against Western Kentucky but with six 20-point efforts over the last 10 games, he could be ready for another big game for Marquette against a Colorado team that allowed Florida to hit 11 3-pointers.

 

 

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Score Prediction

Marquette 77, Colorado 68

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which team has a better record against the spread going into the matchup between Colorado and Marquette?


Marquette is second in the Big East with a 21-13-1 record against the spread. Colorado is 19-17 ATS after covering in its last two March Madness games.

What is a player prop worth considering for the Northwestern Wildcats?


Take your pick in the player prop options as KJ Simpson has 42 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists in Colorado’s first two games in this year’s NCAA tournament.

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