|2013 March Madness Elite 8 Odds & Point Spread: Syracuse vs. Marquette|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:00|
Syracuse vs. Marquette Odds
This game will be played from Verizon Center in Washington D.C and is part of the East Region with Marquette as the third seed and Syracuse as the fourth seed. (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Syracuse is the favorite in this game, as the Orange have odds of -3.5 points against the Golden Eagles. The over/under total for this game has been set at 128 points. Opening odds had Syracuse favored by 4 points. The spread hasn’t changed much, simply dropping down to 3.5 points. These two met once during the season, with Marquette picking up a 74-71 win at home. Marquette has won three of its last four against Syracuse and covered the spread in five straight.
Marquette picked up a 71-61 win over Miami in the Sweet 16 to reach this regional final. The Golden Eagles dominated the Hurricanes from the start. Marquette shot an impressive 27 of 50 from the floor in the win while holding Miami to 22 of 63 shooting from the field and 8 of 26 shooting from 3-point land. Jamil Wilson led the way for Marquette, as he had 16 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Like Marquette, Syracuse had a surprising upset win on Thursday, beating top-seeded Indiana, 61-50 to advance to today’s game. The Orange never trailed in the game, as their 2-3 zone defense caused all sorts of problems for the Hoosiers. Indiana shot just 16 of 47 from the field, 3 of 15 from 3-point land and committed 17 turnovers. Syracuse was led on offense by Michael Carter-Williams, who had 24 points and six rebounds in the victory.
2013 March Madness Elite 8 Odds – Syracuse vs. Marquette
521 Syracuse -3.5 Over 128
522 Marquette +3.5 Under 128