First round of NCAA tournament 03/17/23
One of the main contenders for the national championship opens its NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon. Marquette, the Big East champions and runners-up, will try to avoid the commotion as they play the #15 Vermont Catamounts. The winner of that game plays either #7 Michigan State or #10 USC. Here is our pick for the first round game Vermont vs. Marquette in the NCAA tournament.
Vermont vs. Marquette Betting Tip
This game will be played at Nationwide Arena on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 2:45 PM ET.
Why bet on Over:
✅ Marquette took care of business late in the season, winning 8-1 in their last nine games.
✅ The Golden Eagles did business against the bottom teams as they went 14-1 in their games against Q3 and Q4 teams.
✅ In the last 10 games, both teams are in the top 25 on offense and worse than 37th in appropriate defense.
Vermont Catamounts – This is nothing new
Vermont did what they usually do, which is conquer the American East and go dancing. The Catamounts hosted UMass Lowell and used a great second half to win 72-59 and celebrate on their home ground.
Last month, Vermont is 8-0, ranked 75thth best team in the nation, scoring 116.3 points per 100 possessions over that span. The Catamounts are allowed 104.3 points per possession, so they’re no strangers to high-scoring games.
Vermont is back in the NCAA tournament for the third time in four, and they’re aiming for their first win since winning the First Four in 2012.
Marquette Golden Eagles – National title contender
Marquette continued her magical season with a fun run in the Big East Tournament. The Golden Eagles beat St. John’s. in overtime, UConn won their first-ever Big East Championship at two and Xavier at 14.
Since February 1stStthe Golden Eagles finished 16thth best team in the nation, are 11-1 in those 12 games and have 115.2 points per 100 possessions.
Marquette is back in the NCAA tournament for the second straight season and is aiming for her first win since her run to the Elite Eight in 2013.
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