Elite Eight Syracuse Vs Marquette Betting Prediction
The Big Eastern conference is guaranteed to have a team in the Final Four at the end of this match-up when fourth seed Syracuse takes on third seed Marquette. This will certainly be a good match-up but Syracuse with all their big game experience are 2-1 favorites over Marquette.
Syracuse have won 6 of their last 7 with their lone loss coming to at the time fourth ranked Louisville. Their latest tourney victory was a 61-50 thrashing of Indiana where they shot 43% from the floor and 36% from behind the arc. The Orange put up a defensive clinic creating 18 turovers, making 12 steals, and blocking 12 shots.
Leading Syracuse in scoring was Sophomore Guard Michael Carter-Williams on 9-19 shooting and hitting 3 of 6 three point shots to go with four steals on the night. Guard Brandon Triche pitched in with a 14 point performance and Forward C.J.Fair had 11 points to go with 9 rebounds.
Marquette of course have been playing some great ball themselves to get to The Elite Eight, winning 7 of their last 8 with their last loss coming to Nortre Dame. In their last tournament win the third seed Golden Eagles beat Miami 71-61 who held the second seed. Marquette shot 54% in the match-up and outrebounded Miami 35 to 31.
Leading Marquete in scoring against Miami was Forward Jamil Wilson with 16 but it was a team effort as four players had double digits and two more with eight points a piece. Guard Vander Blue continued his great tournament run with 14 points on 7 for 12 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Guard Trent Lockett led the Golden Eagles with 11 rebounds and also notched eight points.
I’m going with Syracuse in this one , Michael Carter-Williams is just too tough to guard and the Orange are better three-point shooters. This will create problems for Marquette as they will have to protect the three-point line much more so than Syracuse.
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