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Marquette Solid Pick To Cover in Big East Title Game

Defending champion Marquette stands between the UConn men’s basketball team and its first Big East tournament title since 2011. A win would tie the Huskies with Georgetown with a record eight Big East tournament championships.

UConn won both games against Marquette during the regular season with a 28-point home win as a seven-point favorite and winning by seven points as the five-point road favorite. Each of the last three games between UConn and Marquette finished under the total.

Marquette Solid Pick To Cover in Big East Title Game
Marquette Solid Pick To Cover in Big East Title Game

The Huskies are listed by the college basketball spread as a 9-point favorite against the defending tournament champions in a matchup of Top-10 teams.

When it comes to winning March Madness, UConn (+450) is first in the odds of winning the national title. Marquette comes in at +2800 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Marquette and UConn in the Big East tournament championship game.


Big East Tournament Championship Game Information

  • Game: Marquette 25-8 vs UConn 30-3
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Marquette vs UConn Live Stream: TBS.com


UConn is 7-3 in Big East tournament title games while Marquette is looking to become the first team to win the Big East tournament in consecutive seasons since Villanova won three straight titles from 2017-19. Keep that in mind when considering NCAAB best bet options.

UConn is priced at -500 to win the game outright with the Golden Eagles at +385 on the Moneyline.

Marquette vs UConn Odds and Spreads

  • UConn is 29-2 as a favorite
  • The Huskies are 5-1 against the spread in neutral-site games this season.
  • Marquette has covered in 11 of its last 14 games.
  • The total has gone under in four of UConn’s last six games.
  • Marquette is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against Big East teams.
  • UConn has covered in five of its last six games
  • Marquette is 3-1-1 against the spread in neutral-site games.
  • The Golden Eagles are 4-4 as underdogs this season.

Marquette vs UConn ATS Pick: Marquette +9 (-110)

There are some rumblings that Marquette’s all-conference point guard Tyler Kolek could play after missing the last five games so that could impact the line. Jump all over the current line that has UConn favored by nine points.

Even if UConn wins, the Golden Eagles could hang around against a UConn team that is 20-1 in its last 21 games against Big East teams and 8-2 against the spread in its last 10 games as the favorite.

Marquette vs UConn Over/Under Pick: Over 142 (-110)

The last time Marquette and UConn played, there were 141 points scored and this total is at 142 so that is a tough call. Don’t look for a similar style of play that saw UConn outscore St. John’s 95-90 in the semifinals. Keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

If you are tempted to make a bet on the total, we would lean towards the game inching over that 142-point total with Marquette averaging 75 points in the first two games of the Big East tournament while UConn is putting up 91 points per game in the tournament.

Seven of Marquette’s last 10 games played in March went under the total so that is something to consider as well.

Marquette vs UConn Player Prop Pick: UConn’s Stephon Castle to score 12+ Points (+106)

It has been a pretty quiet Big East tournament to date for UConn’s star freshman as he has 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting. He didn’t go much in the first two games this season against the Golden Eagles but he could be due for a big game.

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Marquette vs UConn Prediction

UConn 79, Marquette 73



Questions of the Day

Which team has a better record against the spread heading into the Big East tournament championship game?

UConn leads the Big East with a 21-12-1 record against the college basketball spread. Marquette is 20-12-1 against the spread.

What is the best player prop to consider for the Marquette Golden Eagles?

Oso Ighodaro averaged 15 points in the two regular-season matchups with UConn and he is coming off a 20-point effort against Providence in the Big East semifinals so take a look at the +104 odds for Ighodaro to have at least 15 points against the Huskies.

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