The No. 4 seed UConn Huskies (25-7, 13-7 Big East) will square off in the Big East Tournament against the No. 1 seed Marquette Golden Eagles (26-6, 17-3 Big East) on Friday at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 6:30 PM.
The Huskies are currently small 4-point favorites against the Golden Eagles. The over/under is 148 points for the matchup.
UConn vs. Marquette Odds
Point Spread for UConn vs. Marquette
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing UConn as the favorite.
UConn vs. Marquette Moneyline
As for the moneyline, UConn has -187 odds to pick up the win, while Marquette is listed at +157 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 148 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
UConn vs. Marquette Betting Trends
UConn has 20 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Huskies have been victorious in 21, or 77.8%, of the 27 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. UConn’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).
Marquette has 20 wins against the spread in 32 games this year. The Golden Eagles have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (4-4). Marquette has eclipsed the over/under 53.1% of the time this year (17 of 32 games with a set point total).
UConn vs. Marquette Key Players to Watch
Adama Sanogo averages 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.3 assists, shooting 59.2% from the floor. Jordan Hawkins averages 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Tristen Newton is tops on the Huskies at 4.6 assists per game, while also posting 4.2 rebounds and 10.3 points. Andre Jackson puts up 6.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Tyler Kolek leads the Golden Eagles in assists (7.8 per game), and averages 12.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. He also delivers 1.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Oso Ighodaro is putting up a team-high 6 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 11.9 points and 3.3 assists, making 65.8% of his shots from the floor. Kam Jones is posting team highs in points (15.1 per game) and assists (2). And he is contributing 3.4 rebounds, making 46.2% of his shots from the floor and 36% from beyond the arc, with 2.8 treys per game. Olivier-Maxence Prosper is averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 52.7% of his shots from the floor and 34% from 3-point range, with 1 treys per contest.
What you need to know about the UConn Huskies
UConn has won 11 games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover 10 times. Offensively, the Huskies are scoring 78.8 points per game (29th-ranked in college basketball). They are ceding 64.9 points per contest on defense (40th-ranked). UConn is thriving in terms of rebounding, as it ranks 11th-best in college basketball in rebounds (36 per game) and fourth-best in rebounds allowed (26.3 per contest).
With 9.1 three-pointers per game, UConn is 31st in college basketball. It has a 35.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 89th in college basketball. The Huskies have been getting things done in terms of defending against three-point shooting this year, ranking second-best in the country in treys allowed per game (4.8) and 12th-best in three-point percentage allowed (29.5%).
The Huskies have gone 9-1 in their past 10 contests, with an 8-2 record against the spread in that span. Four of UConn’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. On offense, UConn has had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 77.6 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 78.8 it has racked up over the course of this year. UConn has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 66 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 64.9 it has surrendered this year.
What you need to know about the Marquette Golden Eagles
A total of 11 Marquette conference games this season have gone over the point total. Offensively, the Golden Eagles are the 16th-best team in the country (80.7 points per game). On defense, they are 216th (71.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Marquette is 329th in college basketball in rebounds (28.5 per game) and 276th in rebounds conceded (32.5).
At 8.8 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35% from beyond the arc, Marquette is 44th and 134th in the country, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Golden Eagles are 241st in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.7 per game) and 301st in defensive 3-point percentage (35.8%).
The Golden Eagles have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Marquette has hit the over four times. In its last 10 games, Marquette is scoring 76.6 points per contest, 4.1 fewer points than its season average (80.7). In their previous 10 games, the Golden Eagles are ceding 72.1 points per game, 0.8 more points than their season average (71.3).
UConn vs. Marquette Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is UConn, and we project that Marquette will cover the spread (UConn -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148 points.
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