Marquette vs. Colorado Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (26-9) take to the court against the No. 10 seed Colorado Buffaloes (26-10) with a Sweet 16 spot in the South Region of the bracket up for grabs on Sunday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

The Golden Eagles are currently 4.5-point favorites against the Buffaloes. The game has an over/under of 149.5.

Marquette vs. Colorado Odds

Point Spread for Marquette vs. Colorado

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing Marquette as the favorite.

Marquette vs. Colorado Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Marquette has -198 odds to pick up the win, while Colorado is listed at +164 to claim victory.

Marquette vs. Colorado Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 149.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Marquette vs. Colorado Betting Trends

Marquette is 20-13-1 against the spread this year. The Golden Eagles have been moneyline favorites in 20 games this season and have come away with the win 16 times (80%) in those contests. Marquette’s games this year have gone over the point total 13 times in 36 opportunities (36.1%).

In Colorado’s 36 games this year, it has 18 wins against the spread. The Buffaloes have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (2-4). Colorado’s games this year have gone over the point total 58.3% of the time (21 out of 36 games with a set point total).

Marquette vs. Colorado Key Players to Watch

Marquette

Oso Ighodaro averages a team-high 7.0 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 13.7 points and 2.9 assists, shooting 57.6% from the field. Tyler Kolek is tops on his team in assists per game (7.7), and also posts 15.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. At the other end, he delivers 1.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Kam Jones puts up a team-high 17.1 points per contest. He is also posting 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists, shooting 50.2% from the field and 41.5% from downtown with 2.6 made 3-pointers per contest. David Joplin posts 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, shooting 42.0% from the floor and 36.8% from beyond the arc with 2.0 made 3-pointers per contest.

Colorado

KJ Simpson leads the Buffaloes in scoring (19.7 points per game) and assists (4.8), and puts up 5.9 rebounds. He also puts up 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Tristan Da Silva is posting 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, making 49.2% of his shots from the field and 39.6% from 3-point range, with 1.8 treys per game. J’vonne Hadley gets the Buffaloes 11.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Eddie Lampkin is the Buffaloes’ top rebounder (7.0 per game), and he averages 10.6 points and 2.2 assists.

What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles

Offensively, the Golden Eagles are averaging 78.5 points per game (59th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 69.7 points per contest at the other end (105th-ranked). When it comes to rebounding, everything is clicking for Marquette, who is pulling down rebounds per game (best in college basketball) and allowing boards per contest (best).

With 9.0 three-pointers per game, Marquette is 37th in the nation. It has a 35.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 77th in college basketball. This season, the Golden Eagles are ceding 8.3 threes per game (314th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 33.6% (163rd-ranked) from three-point land.

The Golden Eagles have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Marquette has hit the over five times. Marquette’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, racking up 80.6 points per contest compared to the 78.5 it has averaged this season. Marquette’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (72.2) is 2.5 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (69.7).

What you need to know about the Colorado Buffaloes

The Buffaloes are 48th in the nation in points scored (79.4 per game) and 161st in points conceded (71.5). On the boards, Colorado is best in the nation in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds conceded ( per game).

Beyond the arc, Colorado is 234th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.8). It is sixth-best in 3-point percentage at 39.5%. The Buffaloes are 139th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.8 per game) and 60th in 3-point percentage defensively (31.8%).

The Buffaloes have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall over their last 10 contests. Five of Colorado’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. Over its past 10 games, Colorado is averaging 77.0 points per game, compared to its season average of 79.4. While the Buffaloes are ceding 71.5 points per game in 2023-24, they have improved that mark over their past 10 games, allowing 68.4 points per contest.

Marquette vs. Colorado Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Marquette, and we project that Colorado will cover the spread (Marquette -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 149.5 points.

How to bet Marquette vs. Colorado

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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