Michigan State vs Marquette Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/19/23

Marquette Golden Eagles (29-6) vs Michigan State Spartans (20-12)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 5:15 pm (Nationwide Arena)

Betting Odds: Marquette Golden Eagles -2.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans will play the Marquette Golden Eagles in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in the East Region on Sunday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans are 20-12 (11-8) this season after they defeated USC by a score of 72-62 in their last game. Michigan State shot 48.1% from the field, but only 60% on free throws in the win. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 70.3 points per game, 67.2 points against per game, 35.6 rebounds per game, and 14.7 assists per game. Tyson Walker has led the Spartans this season with 14.5 points per game, 2.8 assists per game, and 2.5 rebounds per game. Michigan State is shooting 45% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 39.5% on three pointers this year. 

Marquette Preview

The Marquette Golden Eagles are 29-6 (17-3) this season after they defeated Vermont by a score of 78-61 in the first round. Marquette shot 51.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 79.9 points per game, 70.3 points against per game, 31.9 rebounds per game, and 17.5 assists per game. Kam Jones has led the Golden Eagles this season with 15.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Marquette is shooting 48.7% from the field, 72.1% on free throws, and 34.8% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. The over is 5-2 in Michigan State’s last 7 games. Marquette is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games. The under is 6-0 in Marquette’s last 6 neutral site games. 

Pick

Marquette comes into this game on a 10 game winning streak and has allowed 61 and 51 points in their last two games. Michigan State has won three of their last four games, but they have been very inconsistent this season. Marquette is shooting 48% from the field and I like them in this game. I think Kam Jones is going to have another huge game and I like the Golden Eagles to get to the Sweet 16.

David’s Pick Marquette -2.5

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