Marquette vs Vermont Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

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A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 15th-seeded Vermont Catamounts (23-10) hit the court against the No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (28-6) on Friday at Nationwide Arena. The contest tips off at 2:45 PM.

The Golden Eagles are currently substantial 10.5-point favorites against the Catamounts. The game has an over/under of 142.5.

Marquette vs. Vermont Odds

Point Spread for Marquette vs. Vermont

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Marquette as the favorite.

Marquette vs. Vermont Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Marquette has -607 odds to pick up the win, while Vermont is listed at +434 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Nationwide Arena

Marquette vs. Vermont Betting Trends

Against the spread, Marquette is 22-12-0 this season. The Golden Eagles have won in 23, or 92%, of the 25 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Marquette’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 32 set point totals.

Vermont has 19 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. The Catamounts have won 14.3% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (1-6). Vermont’s games this year have gone over the point total 56.2% of the time (18 out of 32 games with a set point total).

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Marquette vs. Vermont Key Players to Watch


Tyler Kolek averages a team-best 7.6 assists per game. He is also posting 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds, shooting 48.3% from the floor and 39.4% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Oso Ighodaro leads the Golden Eagles at 5.9 rebounds per game, while also averaging 3.2 assists and 11.4 points. Kam Jones puts up a team-high 15 points per contest. He is also posting 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists, shooting 45.8% from the floor and 35.1% from downtown with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game. Olivier-Maxence Prosper is averaging 12.4 points, 0.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest.


Robin Duncan leads the Catamounts in rebounding (7.3 per game) and assists (4.4), and averages 7.8 points. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Finn Sullivan is posting 11.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, making 43% of his shots from the floor and 33% from 3-point range, with 2 treys per contest. Dylan Penn is recording a team-best 13.5 points per game. And he is contributing 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists, hitting 53.9% of his shots from the floor. Aaron Deloney gets the Catamounts 11.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles are surrendering 70.6 points per game this season (194th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really shined on offense, putting up 79.9 points per game (19th-best). With 28.4 boards per game, Marquette is 333rd in the nation. It allows 32.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 284th in college basketball.

Marquette is draining 8.9 three-pointers per game (40th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 34.8% three-point percentage (150th-ranked). The Golden Eagles are ceding 7.6 three-pointers per game (230th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 35.2% three-point percentage (271st-ranked).

The Golden Eagles are 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. Four of Marquette’s last 10 outings have hit the over. On offense, Marquette has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 76.8 points per contest over that span compared to the 79.9 it has racked up over the course of this season. Marquette has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 72.4 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 70.6 it has conceded this year.

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What you need to know about the Vermont Catamounts

Offensively the Catamounts are the 145th-ranked squad in the nation (73 points per game). On defense they are 71st (66.6 points allowed per game). On the glass, Vermont is 316th in the nation in rebounds (29 per game). It is 129th in rebounds allowed (30.3 per game).

Vermont makes 8.6 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 55th and 89th, respectively, in the nation. The Catamounts give up 7.2 3-pointers per game and concede 35.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 178th and 280th, respectively, in the nation.

The Catamounts are 7-2-1 against the spread and 10-0 overall over their past 10 games. Vermont has gone over the total in six of its last 10 games. Vermont is posting 79.4 points per game in its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 73. The Catamounts are surrendering 64.7 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 1.9 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (66.6).

Marquette vs. Vermont Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Marquette, and we predict that Vermont will cover the spread (Marquette -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet Marquette vs. Vermont

You can bet on Marquette vs. Vermont at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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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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