NCAA Tourney Second Round Odds Favor Marquette By Over Half Dozen

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It wasn’t easy and it required the biggest comeback in NCAA Tournament history, but the BYU Cougars ultimately dug deep and found a way to beat the Iona Gaels 78-72 on Tuesday night. With the win, the Cougars have now earned the right to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles in a second-round game in the West Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Will BYU’s hot streak and newfound momentum be enough to guide them to a win versus Marquette? That remains to be seen. As impressive as them coming back from a 25 point hole against Iona was, the Gaels and Golden Eagles are in different leagues in terms of team quality. And mind you, on the year, the Cougars were 1-6 against the RPI top 50. Noah Hartsock and Brandon Davies both came up absolutely huge on Wednesday night with 23 points and 18 points (plus 15 rebounds), respectively, and BYU will need more of that if it hopes to have any shot at competing with Marquette this Thursday. Also key in their history win was the Cougars outrebounding the opposition 43-36 – something this team is actually surprisingly good at.

Even still, despite everything that is going BYU’s way coming out of Tuesday night’s game, there is a reason that Marquette is a No. 3 ranked team. The Golden Eagles play a somewhat unorthodox brand of basketball, but this squad can also do damage the old fashion way behind the excellent play of Darius Johnson-Odom. For the year, Johnson-Odom is averaging 18.5 points per game. The one notable weakness that this group has is the fact that bigger teams tend to outrebound them – and coincidentally enough they’re about to square off versus a squad that’s a really good when it comes to cleaning up the glass.

Could that ultimately be the difference? It remains to be seen.

Marquette is a 6.5 point favorite to win this one according to the latest Marquette BYU betting odds, and the over/under is listed at 154 points which is a heap of points. Odds makers either do not think much of either teams’ defense, or is really sold on their offenses.

Even with a win Tuesday night, BYU is still listed with 250/1 odds to win the Men’s Championship. As for Marquette, their odds are about right at 35/1… not great but not bad.

Tune in on Thursday at 2:45 EDT to CBS to see Marquette vs. BYU.

(3) Marquette vs. (14) BYU Matchup – courtesy of Bovada Sportsbook

RECENT FORM
TEAM SU ATS OFF DEF DIFF
BYU 26-8 15-15 78.2 66.8 11.5
MARQ 25-7 15-12-2 75.9 66.2 9.7
TEAM ATS HOME ATS AWAY OU OU HOME OU AWAY
BYU 10-6 5-9 11-19 7-9 4-10
MARQ 8-9-1 7-3-1 18-11 12-6 6-5
SMART CHART
BYU TEAM MARQ
78.2 PTS FOR 75.9
66.8 PTS AGNST 66.2
11.4 DIFF. 9.7
27.7 DEF REBOUNDS 24.0
10.9 OFF REBOUNDS 11.8
46.8 FG% 45.9
70.1 FT% 72.1
6.6 3 POINTERS 5.7
8.5 STEALS 8.8
INJURIES
BYU
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Collinsworth F Out For Season (knee)
Stephen Rogers F Out For Season (knee)
Noah Hartsock F Day-to-Day (knee)
MARQUETTE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Otule C Out For Season (knee)
BETTING TRENDS
BYU
No trends to report
MARQUETTE
No trends to report
HEAD TO HEAD SUMMARY
TEAM SU ATS OU AVG SCORE AVG ½ SCORE FG% REB 3PT MADE STEALS
BYU 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0
Marquette 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0
TEAMS LAST 5 GAMES
BYU
DATE DAY SCORE OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE TOTAL FG% FT% 3PT MADE DAYS REST
03/13/2012 Tue 78 Iona 72 W -1½ 162½ 48.4 55.0 7 8
03/03/2012 Sat 58 at Gonzaga 77 L -2½ 144½ 37.7 62.5 3 0
03/02/2012 Fri 73 San Diego 68 W -14 145 54.7 57.1 7 5
02/25/2012 Sat 76 Portland 66 W -20½ 148 48.1 67.7 5 0
02/23/2012 Thu 63 at Gonzaga 74 L -6½ 147 30.8 56.3 6 4
MARQUETTE
DATE DAY SCORE OPPONENT SCORE SU LINE TOTAL FG% FT% 3PT MADE DAYS REST
03/08/2012 Thu 71 Louisville 84 L -3½ 135 44.1 56.3 2 4
03/03/2012 Sat 83 Georgetown 69 W -5 132 48.0 73.3 2 1
02/29/2012 Wed 61 at Cincinnati 72 L -1 139 33.9 83.3 9 3
02/24/2012 Fri 61 at West Virginia 60 W -2 142½ 50.0 50.0 3 1
02/22/2012 Wed 82 Rutgers 65 W -11½ 138½ 53.6 70.8 5 3
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
BYU’s Overall Scoring vs Marquette’s Overall Defense 78.2 13 66.2 155
BYU’s Away Scoring vs Marquette’s Home Defense 72.6 30 64.5 180
BYU’s Road Rebounds vs Marquette’s Home Rebounds Allowed 36.5 41 36.6 310
Marquette’s Overall Scoring vs BYU’s Overall Defense 75.9 31 66.8 170
Marquette’s Home Scoring vs BYU’s Road Defense 79.2 31 68.3 135
Marquette’s Home Rebounds vs BYU’s Road Rebounds Allowed 36.1 138 34.7 162
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
BYU 46.8 41.2 5.6
MARQ 45.9 40.6 5.3
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
BYU 11.0 27.5 38.5
MARQ 11.8 24.0 35.8
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
BYU 17.0 13.3 1.3
MARQ 16.8 13.3 1.3
TEAM VS DIVISION OR CONFERENCE
BYU SU HOME AWAY ATS ATS HOME ATS AWAY OFF DEF DIFF
Overall 26-8 17-3 9-5 15-15 10-6 5-9 78.2 66.8 11.5
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 4-6 2-3 2-3 75.1 69.7 5.4
MARQUETTE SU HOME AWAY ATS ATS HOME ATS AWAY OFF DEF DIFF
Overall 25-7 19-2 6-5 15-12-2 8-9-1 7-3-1 75.9 66.2 9.7
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 6-4 3-2 3-2 74.6 70.3 4.3

See the rest of the betting odds for the NCAA Tournament Second Round

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Over/Under
Moneylines
Thursday, March 5, 2015
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
5:00 PM EST
565
566
Niagara
Siena
7:00 PM EST
591
592
American
Lehigh
7:00 PM EST
509
510
Arkansas
South Carolina
7:00 PM EST
585
586
Boston U
Lafayette
7:00 PM EST
587
588
Holy Cross
Bucknell
7:00 PM EST
571
572
Morehead State
Tennessee Martin
7:00 PM EST
589
590
Navy
Colgate
7:00 PM EST
553
554
Southern Illinois
Missouri State
7:00 PM EST
507
508
Temple
East Carolina
7:00 PM EST
513
514
UAB
Florida Atlantic
7:00 PM EST
581
582
USC Upstate
Florida Gulf Coast
7:00 PM EST
511
512
Western Kentucky
Charlotte U
7:00 PM EST
505
506
Wisconsin
Minnesota U
7:30 PM EST
567
568
Fairfield
St. Peters
7:30 PM EST
515
516
Middle Tennessee State
Florida International
7:30 PM EST
517
518
Texas State
Appalachian State
7:30 PM EST
519
520
UT Arlington
Georgia Southern
8:00 PM EST
525
526
Marshall
Old Dominion
8:00 PM EST
521
522
Rice
Texas San Antonio
8:00 PM EST
523
524
Southern Mississippi
Louisiana Tech
8:15 PM EST
529
530
Arkansas Little Rock
UL Lafayette
8:25 PM EST
527
528
Georgia State
UL Monroe
8:30 PM EST
557
558
Portland State
Northern Arizona
8:30 PM EST
531
532
South Alabama
Arkansas State
9:00 PM EST
535
536
California
Arizona
9:00 PM EST
541
542
Colorado
Washington U
9:00 PM EST
561
562
Eastern Washington
Idaho State
9:00 PM EST
563
564
Idaho
Weber State
9:00 PM EST
537
538
Memphis U
Connecticut
9:00 PM EST
533
534
North Texas
UTEP
9:00 PM EST
559
560
Sacramento State
Southern Utah
9:00 PM EST
539
540
VA Commonwealth
Davidson
9:30 PM EST
555
556
Bradley
Drake
9:30 PM EST
573
574
Eastern Illinois
Belmont
9:30 PM EST
569
570
Marist
Quinnipiac
10:00 PM EST
543
544
Cal Riverside
UC Davis
10:00 PM EST
547
548
CS Fullerton
Cal Irvine
10:00 PM EST
545
546
CS Northridge
Long Beach State
11:00 PM EST
549
550
Stanford
Arizona State
11:00 PM EST
551
552
Utah U
Washington State
Friday, March 6, 2015
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM EST
875
876
Longwood
Charleston Southern
2:30 PM EST
877
878
Winthrop
Radford
3:30 PM EST
849
850
Evansville
Illinois State
6:00 PM EST
879
880
Gardner Webb
High Point
6:00 PM EST
867
868
Samford
NC Greensboro
6:00 PM EST
855
856
Towson
Elon
7:00 PM EST
833
834
Akron
Kent State
7:00 PM EST
831
832
Bowling Green
Buffalo
7:00 PM EST
827
828
Brown
Dartmouth
7:00 PM EST
837
838
Central Michigan
Western Michigan
7:00 PM EST
839
840
Columbia
Pennsylvania
7:00 PM EST
841
842
Cornell
Princeton
7:00 PM EST
859
860
Illinois Chicago
Oakland
7:00 PM EST
825
826
Miami Ohio
Ohio
7:00 PM EST
835
836
Northern Illinois
Ball State
7:00 PM EST
829
830
Toledo
Eastern Michigan
8:00 PM EST
843
844
Yale
Harvard
8:30 PM EST
857
858
College of Charleston
Drexel
8:30 PM EST
869
870
Furman
The Citadel
8:30 PM EST
881
882
NC Asheville
Coastal Carolina
9:00 PM EST
863
864
Pacific
San Francisco
9:00 PM EST
845
846
Texas Tech
Baylor
9:30 PM EST
861
862
Detroit U
Cleveland State
9:30 PM EST
853
854
Loyola Chicago
Indiana State
11:25 PM EST
865
866
Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara
Saturday, March 7, 2015
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
4:30 PM EST
583
584
Lipscomb
North Florida

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