Michigan State vs. Marquette Prediction

Michigan State vs. Marquette, 3/19/23 March Madness Betting Prediction & Odds

Public bettors are hammering 2-seeded Marquette at the betting window for Sunday’s matchup against Michigan State at 5:15 p.m. ET. That said, is Sparty the better play as a slight dog?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

841 Michigan State Spartans (+2.5) vs. 842 Marquette Golden Eagles (-2.5); o/u 139.5

5:15 p.m. ET, Sunday, March 19, 2023

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

Michigan State vs. Marquette Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 74% of public bettors are currently backing Marquette when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Michigan State Spartans Notes

Joey Hauser racked up 17 points (4-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds and one assist across 36 minutes during Friday's 72-62 victory over USC. Hauser led the way for Sparty's opening win in the tournament. He's averaged 17 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his last four contests which are solid numbers for a team that likes to distribute production.

Marquette Golden Eagles Notes

Tyler Kolek (thumb) is expected top play on Sunday against Michigan State, John Leuzzi at MUWireSports reports. The star junior had a scary moment in Friday's win over Vermont, where the guard fell awkwardly injuring his thumb. Coach Smart expects him to play Sunday against Michigan State. Kolek is averaging 13.1 points and 7.6 assists per game this season.

Michigan State vs. Marquette CBB Betting Trends

Over is 7-2 in Spartans last 9 games following a straight up win

Over is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 overall

Under is 4-0 in Golden Eagles last 4 overall

Under is 6-0 in Golden Eagles last 6 neutral site games

Michigan State vs. Marquette CBB Prediction:

The Golden Eagles are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five NCAA Tournament games and despite them covering in 15 of their last 22 games overall, I like the Spartans tonight. Tyson Walker and Joey Hauser have been outstanding for MSU, as Walker is averaging 14.5 points per game while Hauser isn’t far behind at 14.3 PPG. The Spartans’ size and length could give the Golden Eagles’ issues this evening.


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