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
Friday, November 28, 2014
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
EST
535
536
East Carolina
Fresno State
EST
547
548
Kansas State
Arizona
12:00 PM EST
737
738
Eastern Illinois
North Carolina Central
12:00 PM EST
745
746
Tennessee
Kansas
1:00 PM EST
831
832
New Orleans U
Texas A&M
2:00 PM EST
753
754
Butler
Georgetown
2:30 PM EST
761
762
Prairie View A&M
Brown
2:30 PM EST
747
748
Santa Clara
Rhode Island
2:30 PM EST
739
740
Southern
Northern Arizona
3:00 PM EST
809
810
IPFW
Dartmouth
3:30 PM EST
773
774
UTEP
Xavier
3:30 PM EST
769
770
Wright State
Florida International
4:00 PM EST
725
726
James Madison
Ohio State
4:00 PM EST
781
782
Missouri State
Alaska Anchorage
4:00 PM EST
727
728
Yale
Providence
4:30 PM EST
789
790
Minnesota U
Georgia
4:30 PM EST
755
756
Oklahoma U
Wisconsin
5:00 PM EST
763
764
Austin Peay
Stephen F. Austin
6:00 PM EST
771
772
CS Fullerton
USC Upstate
6:00 PM EST
793
794
Drake
Valparaiso
6:00 PM EST
741
742
Middle Tennessee State
Cincinnati
6:00 PM EST
775
776
Princeton
San Diego
6:15 PM EST
783
784
Rice
Washington State
6:30 PM EST
749
750
Rider
Georgia Tech
7:00 PM EST
805
806
Alabama State
Texas Pan American
7:00 PM EST
731
732
Boise State
NC State
7:00 PM EST
801
802
Bradley
TCU
7:00 PM EST
791
792
Gonzaga
St Johns
7:00 PM EST
797
798
Missouri State
Colorado State
7:00 PM EST
811
812
Monmouth
Maryland
7:00 PM EST
729
730
South Alabama
Miami Florida
7:30 PM EST
813
814
Tennessee State
St. Peters
8:00 PM EST
733
734
Cleveland State
Marshall
8:00 PM EST
765
766
Indiana State
Memphis U
8:00 PM EST
815
816
Samford
Louisiana Tech
8:00 PM EST
817
818
Tennessee Martin
Nebraska
8:00 PM EST
757
758
UAB
UCLA
8:30 PM EST
743
744
Mississippi
Creighton
8:30 PM EST
795
796
Portland U
Murray State
9:00 PM EST
751
752
Marquette
Michigan State
9:00 PM EST
819
820
NC Greensboro
Indiana
9:00 PM EST
735
736
North Texas
Arkansas
9:00 PM EST
777
778
San Jose State
Western Michigan
9:00 PM EST
821
822
Texas Arlington
Montana State
9:30 PM EST
799
800
La Salle
Virginia
9:30 PM EST
785
786
Pacific
Colorado State
9:30 PM EST
803
804
Saint Louis
Mississippi State
10:00 PM EST
807
808
North Dakota
Utah U
10:30 PM EST
767
768
Illinois
Baylor
10:30 PM EST
759
760
North Carolina
Florida
11:30 PM EST
779
780
Washington U
Long Beach State
11:50 PM EST
787
788
Mercer
Cal Santa Barbara

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